Craig Morgan brought celebrity guests Eva Mendes, Blake Shelton, and host Kelly Clarkson, to tears when the 55-year-old country singer sang a song dedicated to his son in The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Morgan, a Tennessee native, lost his son 19-year-old Jerry Greer in a tragic drowning accident at Kentucky Lake, Tennessee three years back. He admitted that though it happened a long time ago, the memory was still fresh in his mind as he told Clarkson.
He further admitted that moving on was a difficult process for him and writing songs had really helped him in dealing with his loss. The country singer and grieving father further shared that he found the process of songwriting being extremely therapeutic, and by doing so, he can almost say that his son was still there.
Morgan’s tear-jerking performance garnered positive responses from the audience including fellow country singer, Blake Shelton, 43, who is also a longtime friend of Craig. He openly shared about the impact of Morgan’s song to himself. Shelton remarked that it was such a great song and it did hit him hard that he couldn’t even start to imagine what Morgan had to go through.
Shelton and Gwen Stefani attended Jerry’s funeral and in September, he supported Morgan’s song by encouraging fans to put the song on top of the iTunes chart. Blake further announced that he would gladly give up his spot on country radio just to get Morgan’s song on air. The song’s title was “The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost”. Shelton tweeted the link of the song and expressed in the caption how he was blown away by it.- Advertisement -
Meanwhile, Craig Morgan released a music video for his new single on Sunday. The song is very simple and yet there’s truth in its lyrics. He added that he hopes to lift people like himself who are dealing with loss and give them reasons to never give up faith and hope. Most of the scenes in the music video were filmed at the loft of Craig’s family’s The Gallery at Morgan Farms in downtown Dickson, Tennessee.