Blake Shelton, Lainey Wilson Appear on Craig Morgan’s New EP

Craig Morgan is calling on several of his country music friends for a new collaborative EP. Luke Combs, Blake Shelton and Lainey Wilson are among Morgan’s many collaborators on Enlisted, a six-song EP that will be released on October 20.

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Morgan and friends offer reimagined versions of some of his biggest hits, including “Redneck Yacht Club,” featuring Shelton, “International Harvester” with Wilson, and “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” featuring Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts. The EP also contains two new songs, with Combs appearing on “Raise the Bar” and Trace Adkins on “That Ain’t Gonna Be Me.” A new rendition of “Almost Home,” the Top 10 hit lifted from Morgan’s 2003 sophomore album, I Love It, featuring Jelly Roll, rounds out the project.

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“I can’t wait for y’all to hear new versions of some of your favorites along with a couple of new ones,” Morgan shared on Instagram. “It’s an absolute honor to be a part of this record,” Wilson said in a press release. “I remember the first time I ever heard ‘International Harvester’ and the feeling I got knowing that there was music being written that felt like it was made just for me. I come from a family of farmers, so it’s really a full circle moment to be on this track alongside my good friend Craig.”

“This song is full circle for me,” added Jelly Roll. “It’s about situations you are sometimes in that you just mentally want to be somewhere else — ‘Almost Home’ — it’s something that I listened to in jail. Me and my cellmates could really relate to it. When I got out, I spent what little money I had and went to see Craig Morgan at the Grand Ole Opry and cried when he sang it.” 

Morgan is currently on his 2023 God, Family, Country Tour in benefit of Operation Finally Home. The tour concludes on October 27 in Henderson, Tennessee.  

Craig Morgan’s Fall 2023 God, Family, Country Tour Dates:

9/20 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC
9/21 – Rutland, VT – Paramount Theatre
9/22 – Concord, NH – Chubb Theatre
9/23 – Tysons, VA – Capital One Hall
9/24 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theater
10/12 – Tyler, TX – UT Tyler Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center**
10/15 – Orange, TX – Lutcher Theater**
10/19 – Effingham, IL – Effingham Performance Center
10/20 – Nashville, IN – Brown County Music Center
10/21 – Shipshewana, IN – Blue Gate Theater
10/22 – Ashland, KY – Paramount Arts Center
10/26 – Auburn, AL – Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center**
10/27 – Henderson, TN – Williams Auditorium

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