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About the Book"Fans know [Craig Morgan] from his hit songs and acclaimed albums, but there's a lot more to him: a soldier who worked with the CIA in Panama, an undercover agent who fought sex traffickers in Thailand, and a dedicated family man who lives the values he sings. Craig details these many facets of his life and more in [this autobiography]"--]cPublisher marketing.
Country music icon, army veteran, father, outdoorsman--Craig Morgan shares all aspects of his life, revealing stories even his most avid fans don't know.
Written with Jim DeFelice, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller American Sniper
In 1989, as US news outlets declared an end to Operation Just Cause, Craig Morgan was part of an elite group of military operatives jumping into the jungle along the Panamanian border on a covert operation. Fans know the country music star from his hit songs and acclaimed albums, but there's a lot more to him--a soldier who worked with the CIA in Panama, an undercover agent who fought sex traffickers in Thailand, and a dedicated family man who lives the values he sings.
Craig details these many facets of his life and more in God, Family, Country. An on-stage appearance with his father's band at age ten may have planted the seeds for life as a country star, but first he trained as a paratrooper in the army. After earning numerous distinctions, his path to sergeant major was all but assured. Then came a momentous decision: he left the active military to pursue music.
With unwavering support from his wife and a pack of part-time jobs, he toughed out the lean years and achieved his first big success with the poignant ballad Almost Home. Other hits soon followed, from party songs like Redneck Yacht Club to the soul-rending The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost. Born from the anguish of his son Jerry's passing, the song's tribute has consoled and inspired millions across the world.
Duty to country has been a constant throughout his life and globe-spanning career. In 2006, as That's What I Love about Sunday topped country radio charts, Craig was riding in a convoy of Humvees in Iraq. An avid outdoorsman, a former sheriff's deputy who's still a member of the auxiliary, and always a husband and father first, Craig Morgan will inspire you with his life lived by the deepest values: God, family, country.
Like his music, Craig Morgan's memoir will move you. I was inspired by Craig's journey, his many surprise accomplishments, and the way he has trusted his values to guide him through the highs and lows of his remarkable life.-- "Blake Shelton"
Craig Morgan is a friend and fellow veteran who grew up in small-town America as I did. This gave him the love of our savior Jesus Christ and the love of this great country. You hear it in the songs he sings, and now in his book, God, Family, Country. A great friend and a great American. God bless you and yours, my friend.-- "Mark "OZ" Geist, Marine Corps veteran and veteran of Benghazi 2012"
Empowering, honest, and inspiring! Craig Morgan's God, Family, Country is a great read from one of the best people I know.-- "Dan Henderson, UFC champion"
The title of Craig's book is everything he is as a man: father, artist, and American soldier! He lives it daily and it's an amazing journey that y'all need to take with him. I'm honored to call him friend and I know that you will love the ride he takes you on in this book! Godspeed, brother, and thanks for being an amazing example for us all!-- "Gary LeVox, lead vocalist of Rascal Flatts"
I met the man, Craig Morgan, in Utah and loved his music. The next time I saw him was in Panama as a fellow teammate on CBS's Beyond the Edge. It's there that I saw an American hero in action. After reading God, Family, Country, I know why he's the confident, driven, humble, loyal, brave warrior that he is.-- "Mike Singletary, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker and former head coach"
Not since Unbroken has a book captured my attention like this. I truly could not put it down. Craig's honesty and humility makes one realize that God, Family, and Country completely sums up his life. It is a must-read and it made me even prouder to call him friend.-- "Bill Engvall, actor, stand-up comedian, and member of the Blue Collar Comedy group"
God, Family, Country is more than a memoir. Craig has truly proven to be a lion who has more than nine lives. If you can only read one book this year, this should be it.-- "Robert Irvine, celebrity chef and talk show host"