Craig Morgan has been a soldier, an EMT, a family man and a television host, in addition to being a country music star. But none of those define him, he says.
"I'm an American country boy who loves his country, his family and his God, and all of those things collectively dictate who I am," he says.
Morgan will headline the fourth annual American Dream Concert, set for 8 p.m. May 6 at Engel Stadium. The Krystye Dalton Band will open the night at 7 p.m.
Morgan served in the U.S. Army as a forward observer before launching his music career in 2000. He's known for hits such as "That's What I Love About Sunday," "Almost Home," "Redneck Yacht Club" and "Love Remembers."
The concert benefits the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's College of Business Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, one of only four programs in the country that helps teach veterans how to turn military knowledge and skillsets into valuable entrepreneurial skills.
Through online education and "boot camp"-style classes, veterans develop practical capabilities as they prepare to launch or grow their own businesses.
More information on the program can be found at www.utc.edu/vep.
Tickets for Morgan's concert are on sale now at Kangaroo Express/Circle K locations for $20 and online at www.riverbend festival.com.