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Craig Morgan signs with SonyBMG

Friday, March 7, 2008 – Craig Morgan will sign with Sony BMG Nashville, he announced last night. Morgan's appearance on the stage was a surprise to the invitation-only group of industry movers & shakers, who warmly received Morgan, as well as the announcement.

Sony BMG Chairman Joe Galante said, "It's a rare privilege to welcome a new addition to the roster whose hard work and commitment to the music has enabled him, so early in his career, to build such a strong base with the industry and the fans."

A single is expected by early summer with an album early this fall.

The announcement came during Sony BMG Nashville's annual boat show event during the Country Radio Seminar being held this week in Music City.

Morgan, who announced recently, he was leaving Broken Bow, said, "I am as excited about this as I was when I signed my first record deal at Atlantic years ago. Sony BMG Nashville is simply the best of the best, and to have this partnership going forward is the greatest way I could think of to get my new music out to the fans. Joe and Butch (Waugh, Sony BMG Nashville executive vice president) and everyone at Sony BMG Nashville have already made me feel so welcome, it seems like this has been meant to be for a long time."

Morgan achieved much success at Broken Bow with hits "Almost Home," which was named Music Row Song of the Year in 2003, the chart-topping summer anthem "Redneck Yacht Club," and "That's What I Love About Sunday," which was number 1 for 5 weeks in 2005. His current album has spawned 3 consecutive top 10 hits: "Little Bit of Life," "Tough" and "International Harvester."

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