Army veteran and father of four Craig Morgan has signed on to perform at the 35th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival next year. The concert is set for Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Vidalia Regional Airport.
A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Craig Morgan is a mainstay on the charts with a body of work that includes 14 Top Ten hits – including fan-favorites “Redneck Yacht Club,” "Almost Home,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “Tough” and his latest hit “Bonfire.”
Having made the initial choice to steer clear of a career in music, Morgan racked up a working-man’s resume taking on work as an EMT, a contractor, a sheriff’s deputy and a Walmart assistant dairy manager.
Additionally, he is extremely proud of his nearly two decades of service to our U.S. military, including more than 10 years of active duty serving in the Army’s 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions, followed by another nine years in the Reserves serving well into his music career.
Vidalia Onion Festival Committee Chairman Tim Truxel said: “We are really excited about next year’s festival. In an effort to create more of a festival atmosphere, we are moving most events to the Vidalia Regional Airport. This year’s biggest change is free admission, to get more local folks out there.” The 2012 Vidalia Onion Festival will kick off with its opening ceremonies Friday, April 27 at the Vidalia Regional Airport. A street dance and fireworks display will follow the ceremonies at the airport.