Morgan shows there's "A Whole Lot More"
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
– Craig Morgan will be out with "A Whole Lot More to Me" on Black River Entertainment on June 3.
Morgan co-produced the 12-song release with Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack). Morgan co-wrote five of the songs.
The song "Hearts I Leave Behind" features soulful Christian rock band Third Day's lead singer, Mac Powell.
"I've got a renewed energy with this record," Morgan said. "In fact, I'm at the pinnacle of my career - producing, singing and touring. And this album epitomizes that. It's all about living to the fullest, and when people hear it, I know they'll relate it to their own lives."
Songs on the CD are:
1. "I'll Be Home Soon" (Justin Ebach/ Steven Dale Jones/ John King)
2. "Living On Memories" (Craig Morgan/ Scott Stepakoff/ Josh Osborne)
3. "All Cried Out" (Wendell Mobley/ Neil Thrasher/ Busbee)
4. "A Whole Lot More To Me" (Craig Morgan/ Mike Rogers)
5. "Hearts I Leave Behind" featuring Mac Powell (Nick Sturms/ Travis Meadows)
6. "Country Side Of Heaven" (Eric Paslay/ Dylan Altman/ Shane McAnally)
7. "Nowhere Without You" (Michael McDonald/ John Goodwin)
8. "I'm That Country" (Craig Morgan/ Mike Rogers/ Kevin Denney/ Tom Botkin)
9. "When I'm Gone" (Justin Ebach/ Steven Dale Jones)
10. "Who Would It Be" (Dylan Altman/ Will Hoge/ Gordie Sampson)
11. "Remind Me Why I'm Crazy" (Craig Morgan/ Jim McBride/ Phil O'Donnell)
12. "Can't Wait To Stay" (Craig Morgan/ Phil O'Donnell)
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