Nashville, TN (May 25, 2011) – Country Music superstar and celebrated TV host Craig Morgan announced today that he is set to host his 5th annual Charity Ride and Concert August 6 and 7 in his hometown of Dickson, Tenn. Proceeds from the two-day event, which includes a celebrity dirtbike ride and concert, will benefit Billy’s Place, a home for temporarily displaced children in Dickson, Tenn, just outside Nashville.
The family-friendly event will kick-off Saturday, August 6 with a celebrity dirtbike ride. The morning will start with a motocross exhibition followed by a group trail ride and lunch. Previous motocross celebrity participants have included Kevin Windham, Cowboy Kenny Bartram, Fred Andrews and Barry Hawk.
New for 2011 is the addition of a celebrity skeet shoot on the morning of Sunday, August 7. Later that evening, Craig and several of his country music friends will take to the stage for an intimate acoustic concert. Celebrity participants for all three events will be announced at a later date.
Craig Morgan Charity Ride And Concert
All events are open to the public. Tickets can be purchased individually or for all three events by visiting www.craigmorgan.com.
Celebrity Dirtbike Ride
Date: August 6, 2011
Location: 1284 Bell Hollow Rd Dickson, Tenn
Registration Opens: 8am
Ride and Exhibition Start Time: 10am
Tickets: $40 to include ride and lunch. Spectator tickets can be purchased for $15. Tickets can be purchased at craigmorgan.com.
Celebrity Skeet Shoot
Date: August 7, 2011
Location: TBD Middle Tennessee
Tickets: $100. Tickets can be purchased at craigmorgan.com.
Date: August 7, 2011
Location: Dickson, Tenn
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Concert Start Time: 7pm
Tickets: $35, all seats general admission. Tickets can be purchased at craigmorgan.com.
ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN: One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits: “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “International Harvester. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. In addition to his career as a Country Music superstar, Craig is also a celebrated TV personality as the host of “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors” every Saturday morning on The Outdoor Channel, with Season 2 set to debut June 25. Prior to becoming a country music and TV sensation, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and additional years in the Army Reserves. He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. For more information on Craig Morgan, please visit www.craigmorgan.com or follow him on Twitter @cmorganmusic.
ABOUT BILLY’S PLACE: The idea for the charity was born while Craig Morgan was serving as an Assistant Sheriff's Deputy in Dickson, TN. The mission of the Craig Morgan Charity Fund is to build and maintain a home called Billy’s Place for temporarily displaced children in Dickson County Tennessee and to provide lasting funding to the home. His long term goal is to start additional Billy's Place homes around the country. In 2011, he will host the 5th annual Craig Morgan Charity Ride, which has raised nearly $50,000 the last two years alone, in support of Billy’s Place and other children's welfare organizations.