Posted Jun 9th 2011 9:30AM by Erin Duvall
Craig Morgan's first single on Black River Entertainment, 'This Ole Boy,' heads to radio June 21. The tune, which was written by Ben Hayslip, Dallas Davidson and Rhett Akins, is described as a sing-along country love song. Not only is it his debut song on the label, but it's also the title track of Craig's sixth studio album, which is expected to hit stores in the beginning of 2012.
"When you go out and buy an album, and I've done it myself, you sometimes feel, 'Well
the songs on the radio were great but the rest was OK,'" the singer acknowledges. "When they
play this record, I want them to say, 'Man, I like the songs on the radio, but I love this other song even better!' That's what's rewarding about an album."
It's been 10 years since his first album, but the process of choosing songs hasn't changed much for the Tennessee native. "No matter what level of an artist you are, you choose songs based on who you are at that time and how you feel," Craig reveals. "I'm at a point in my life where I'm extremely comfortable. Extremely confident. I feel good about my family, my children, my friends, my career. The songs that I picked, looking back now, reflect that."
Craig signed with Black River Entertainment in April, following the announcement of his amicable parting with his three-year label home, BNA Records, back in February.