"Craig Morgan" (born July 17, 1965) is an American neotraditional country music singer. He is noted for writing homey lyrics that focus on traditional values and the simpler pleasures of life.
Morgan was born in Kingston Springs, Tennessee and grew up in rural Tennessee. He became an Emergency medical technician at age 18. A few years later, he joined the Army and was stationed in South Korea. He would later see combat as part of Operation Just Cause in Panama in 1989. During his deployment in Korea, Morgan wrote a number of songs and won various military singing and songwriting contests. He is a vocal supporter of the US military, performing for service-personnel in the Middle East and elsewhere. He is a friend of Darryl Worley, a fellow country music singer well-known for patriotic music and USO volunteer like Morgan himself.
Upon his return home to Tennessee, he worked various jobs to support his family, including working as a construction worker, a security guard and a sherriff's deputy. He would later land a job in Nashville singing demos for other songwriters and publishing companies.