Morgan wakes up to new video
Thursday, August 15, 2013
– Craig Morgan released the new video for Wake Up Lovin' You
via You Tube on Wednesday.
The angst-ridden clip for the song is made all the more intense due to a swollen eye the singer received after being stung by a bee. Director Kristin Barlowe and Morgan quickly changed their shoot strategy to mask the sting.
The song is on Morgan's "The Journey (Livin' Hits)," due Sept. 3. "I'm so excited about the new music," he said. "You can listen to this record and join me on the journey from where I've been to where I'm headed. I think we've put together a really great album with new music that looks ahead to the future as well as some of the fan-favorite songs that speak to who I am at my core and what my fans love in my live shows."
"The Journey (Livin' Hits)," co-produced with his longtime creative partner Phil O'Donnell, contains four new tracks and eight of his hits, including the six week number one single, That's What I Love About Sunday.
1. "Wake Up Lovin' You"* (Josh Osborne, Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen)
2. "We'll Come Back Around"* (Brandy Clark, Jessie Dillon, Trevor Rosen)
3. "Party Girl"* (Carson Chamberlain, Wade Kirby, Jeff Stevens)
4. "If Not Me"* (Tom Douglas, Lee Miller)
5. "More Trucks Than Cars" (Craig Morgan, Phil O'Donnell, Craig Wiseman)
6. "This Ole Boy" (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip)
7. "International Harvester" (Shane Minor, Danny Myrick, Jeffery Steele)
8. "Tough" (Joe Leathers, Monty Criswell)
9. "Little Bit of Life" (Tony Mullins, Danny Wells)
10. "Redneck Yacht Club" (Thom Shepherd, Steve Williams)
11. "That's What I Love About Sunday" (Adam Dorsey, Mark Narmore)
12. "Almost Home" (Craig Morgan, Kerry Kurt Phillips)
* brand new songs
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