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Craig Morgan Enlists Luke Combs, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson and More for New EP


Craig Morgan just announced a new EP, Enlisted, which is set to release October 20 on Broken Bow Records. Morgan recruited several of his famous friends including Trace Adkins, Luke Combs, Gary LeVox, Jelly Roll, Blake Shelton, and Lainey Wilson for the six-song project, which features new versions of some of Morgan’s biggest hits, as well as two brand-new songs.  “Making this record has been so much fun because I got to get in the studio with some of my friends and also re-create some of my catalog in a way that feels like brand-new music,” shares Morgan. Craig Morgan – Enlisted – official track listing:
  1. “Raise The Bar” featuring Luke Combs
  2. “Almost Home” featuring Jelly Roll
  3. “Redneck Yacht Club” featuring Blake Shelton
  4. “That’s What I Love About Sunday” featuring Gary LeVox
  5. “International Harvester” featuring Lainey Wilson
  6. “That Ain’t Gonna Be Me” featuring Trace Adkins
Produced by Craig Morgan and Phil O’Donnell

Opening Enlisted is the working-class anthem, “Raise The Bar,” one of the EP’s two brand-new songs, which Morgan sings with friend and neighbor, Luke Combs. Closing out the six-song project is “That Ain’t Gonna Be Me” with Trace Adkins, a song that focuses on the strength of Morgan’s convictions. “I’m gonna put my hand up, I’m gonna stand up for what I believe,” he sings. “For me, it’s about God and family and country,” he says. “I am so blessed, and I recognize the blessings of the freedoms we celebrate in this nation.” Among the newly recorded tracks is “Almost Home” featuring Jelly Roll, who spoke with Billboard earlier this year about how the song impacted his life during his incarceration and inspired him as an artist. The pair gave an emotional performance of the song live on the Grand Ole Opry stage together last year in addition to a surprise appearance during Morgan’s sold-out concert stop at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.“This song is full circle for me,” Jelly Roll shared. “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.”  Lainey Wilson lends her talents on a remake of “International Harvester.” “It’s an absolute honor to be a part of this record,” said Wilson “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.” Also included in the collection is “Redneck Yacht Club,” a collaboration with longtime friend Blake Shelton, who made a cameo appearance in the original song’s music video in 2005. “Craig and I have been friends for many years. I’m a fan of his music and admire him as a human., Shelton confessed. After all of these years, I still don’t understand why he still feels the need to wear that toupee, but I’m thrilled he asked me to sing with him on ‘Redneck Yacht Club.’”

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