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I've I've got to get -- and interjected that if you don't know -- did that Craig Morgan.
He enjoyed success as a musician singer songwriter the grand -- remember is the latest country -- to release an album exclusively through Cracker Barrel stores.
So what does it take to make it.
And make it big.
In the music business but now Craig thinks that that means that BM makes you laugh every time comes a lot of fun we completely surprised every one of those people they had no idea that we were coming in there and in doing our videos so that they really shot.
-- you've known as writing music -- really.
Life in America and that every man but your big town now -- -- But you are on the road all the time how do you stay in touch with people to know what their troubles are what -- their lives her life.
I'm one of those same people on the same -- that they -- when -- Oklahoma still.
You know cut grass and work around the farm take the trash out just like anybody else would.
He's come on America that's why this they released this -- -- -- so an exciting for me because that -- were.
Truly -- resilience America and American life center in particular the country's -- outside.
-- but did you because you live not far from miles asking bright not far from where you grew up in Tennessee.
Did you stay there on purpose -- do you live that life you make sure that your true to your roots.
So you can continue to rise because you could live a different lifestyle if you wanted to you can let high alcohol sellers or -- are -- -- -- -- If we could -- I guess we can move somewhere else and and I tried to leave for a while when I was in the army for a long time.
But every town that I would get away from that that place.
That -- drew me right back and I always went right back there and we love -- we love the country we love the people.
This is something that I don't think it'll ever it'll never change for me.
-- you -- mentioned being in the military and military in on me for ten years how did you go could your dad did play and country and play country music.
But how did you go from that.
To where you are now.
I used to joke and say that the military restraining for the music industry.
A -- but it really was.
And end it gave me a great deal of appreciation of how good we do have it is facing this country and and and -- in -- occupation.
If it was a simple transition really for me.
I started working on my music career while I was still in the army so.
When -- have a weekend off I would go to Nashville and write -- song -- and try to develop in and hone my skills.
So when it came time for me to.
Lead the army I had already established myself somewhat in the industry.
So you started out as a songwriter and then eventually somebody says his team can -- actually many pearl told you we hear -- -- -- -- -- -- saying.
Yeah I did I started early on in and intercepted that you -- just like any occupation your skills you know you can get better -- kind of just up.
Its -- that there have been really liking myself.
What do you see and touring how do you see America what is this economy look like and how is -- you're on the road all the time and broadly speaking -- revenue was down what 17%.
For six months a year for -- top.
And that's where -- -- Hussein and fortunately I'm not one of those top backs I guess because.
All of our shows are well yeah.
You know I mean look at that did the -- Graz in these desert -- you know these you know big acts that are afternoon in these big tuition -- -- landing is quite that big.
But we've been really fortunate I -- I was on carry two with Kerry and it was for while.
As soon as I got off to with -- was sort of you know stuffing Oliver shows were it -- sold out -- all but sold out.
What we're finding now as it is tough the economy is tough.
Some people are being real careful about their entertainment budget where they're spending their money for example if it's an outdoor show and watch the weather real -- -- -- -- Okay you're watching yourself to in terms of performance so we re not that you would -- slack off but when you know.
That those are really hard earned dollars and a tough economy does that make you a better perform.
I think it.
Yes I think -- EUU.
I consider you appreciate the value of what it is you get.
And I understand and respect they're spinning hard earned money -- say that every night when I'm gonna show.
I know that they can spend their money in their time doing other things and I thank them for companies can and does.
-- Craig I thank you for coming in here and luckily that people understood us because you know you get two senators together because -- have taken a different language kite Morgan album it.
That's why I have available exclusively at Cracker Barrel -- thank you sent me tonight.
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