Six of our favorite Craig Morgan songs
Craig Morgan will be celebrating his 58th birthday on July 17th, and what better way to celebrate than to jam out to some of his greatest hits.
Morgan was born in Tennessee and served on active duty in the Army for nine and a half years and would be in the reserves for another six and a half years. He started his music career in 2000 with the release of his self-titled debut album; he followed that up with I Love It in 2003, My Kind of Livin’ in 2005, and Little Bit Of Life in 2006, with his most recent album God, Family, Country released in 2020. He had two songs from My Kind of Livin’ hit the Top 5 on the country charts: “Redneck Yacht Club at No. 2 and “That What I Love About Sundays” at No. 1. His song “Bonfire” from the album That’s Why in 2008 also hit the top 5 on the charts, peaking at No. 4.
Now, let us take a look at some of this country star’s top songs:
Morgan’s song “Tough”, off of the Little Bit Of Life album, is a salute to women and the role they play in man’s life. The songs starts out in admiration of how a woman carries out her motherly duties with tenacity and hard work; later on the story changes to how in the face of an illness, her tenacity is still there as she fights through it. The song itself reached the Top 15 and the music video has over 3 million views.
“This Ain’t Nothin’”
In 2008, Morgan signed with BNA Records, his first album with the label was That’s Why. In 2009, the label reissued the album and replaced two songs with new singles; one of them was the tear inducing hit “This Ain’t Nothin.” The song reached the Top 10.
The song, and music video, has Morgan narrating the story of a man who’s house was just destroyed by a tornado. When a reporter comes up to the elderly gentleman to ask, “What are you going to do, now that this twister has taken all that is dear to you?” the man proceeds to tell him how losing his house is nothing compared to the losses he has had in his life and how physical losses could never come close to emotional ones. The music video has an extremely impressive 22 million views.
Another single off of his Little Bit Of Life album, “International Harvester” is a fun song and also made it on the Hot Country Songs charts. The song speaks on being married to the farmers’ daughter, having two boys in the county 4-H, and being a lifetime supporter of the FFA.
This hit also illustrates the “struggles” of commuting to work as a farmer. Morgan sings about how city people and their road rage need to “sit tight and be nice and quit honking at him that way” as he drives his harvester, slowly, down the road.
Reaching No. 4 on the charts, “Bonfire” was the other new single from the reissued That’s Why. It is a simple, party song illustrating a social event known to many, a bonfire. Just a simple social gathering of good friends, cutting loose after a long work week. The accompanying music video is also quite fun, as Morgan performs the song to unsuspecting crowds.
According to Morgan, “I’m most grateful to the fans because they allow me to do what I do, and ‘Bonfire’ is the kind of song I love to do... I write and sing about the little things, the simple things, the everyday stuff. That’s what this song is about...”
“Redneck Yacht Club”
My Kind Of Livin’ went certified gold and the single “Redneck Yacht Club” mirrored that accomplishment. The song was a certified gold single after it hit 500,000 downloads. The song is a call to assemble at the nearest body of water and find “party cove” once summertime comes around. The song is humorous while staying true to what lake life is in a lot of little towns. Morgan stated that the song was to be uplifting and not derogatory. “Redneck Yacht Club” peaked at No. 2 on the charts and the music video has over 20 million views.
“That’s What I Love About Sundays”
This song is Morgan’s only No. 1 song so far, and his biggest music video with almost 30 million views. It was also the first single off of the My Kind of Livin album. It is a smooth song just highlighting everything he loves about the start of the week: the community of church, Sunday lunch, football on the TV, and just taking it easy.
** Honorable Mention **
“The Father, My Son, and The Holy Ghost”