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Craig Morgan interview: ‘Wake Up Lovin’ You’ traditional and new country fusion

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Craig Morgan’s “The Journey – Livin’ Hits” contains his newest hit “Wake Up Lovin’ You” and brings fans something a little different, a peek at the real Craig Morgan.

Packing fans in as “Craig Morgan The Journey Tour” continues across the United States, the top 20 hit “Wake Up Lovin’ You” reminds fans of old-school traditional country love songs like George Jones's “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and Patsy Cline’s “I Fall to Pieces”. In an exclusive interview, Craig Morgan says that is exactly the kind of balance he was trying to achieve with “Wake Up Lovin’ You”.

Craig Morgan said “It just felt real familiar and I knew I had to record it the first time I heard the demo.”

Morgan, who has been racking up the hits since 2002, calls this his most autobiographical musical statement to date. Craig acknowledged, “Wake Up Lovin’ You’ is different than music fans have come to expect from me.” Though married for 25 years, Craig Morgan said this song was a little more personal. When he takes the stage to sing “Wake Up Lovin’ You” fans reactions run the gauntlet from crying to screaming. Morgan says he can see the emotion in their eyes and on their faces and that is when he really understands just how much the song really means to them.

The "Craig Morgan The Journey Tour” throughout the United States and new dates will be added to the tour. Visit Craig Morgan’s website, follow on Facebook and Twitter for updated information. Fans can find "The Journey - Livin' Hits" on Craig Morgan's website, iTunes and in stores.

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