Blake Shelton Takes A Stand With Bold Statement About Craig Morgan’s New Song

Blake Shelton supports Craig Morgan song The Father My Son and the Holy Ghost
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Jockeying for chart positions at country radio is no joke. Record label promotions teams spend their time on the phone or flying around the country to meet with radio execs to encourage them to play their artist’s song or to play it more. Blake Shelton might be Craig Morgan’s best promoter. At the very least, he’s a dang good friend.

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Blake currently has two songs climbing the country radio charts—“Hell Right” with Trace Adkins and “Dive Bar” with Garth Brooks, but in a post on Twitter, he’s asking radio to play Craig’s recently released single, “The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost.”

The Oklahoma country star shared a link to the song on his Twitter page and very boldly declared, “I would gladly give up my spot on country radio to get this song on. Wow @cmorganmusic , you blow me away brother. There’s nothing easy or fun about writing a song like this but sometimes it’s just something you gotta do.”

Craig penned the song following the untimely death of his son, Jerry, in a boating accident three years ago. The inspired ballad describes what it is like for a family to carry on in the aftermath of such a gutting loss. Response from fans, including Blake, has been overwhelming.

Multiple fans of both Blake and Craig left messages of support, along with comments and prayers on the singer’s post.  One follower called it “the best song written in decades,” while many others were reduced to tears.

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It has been a few years since Craig had a Top 20 at country radio, but an endorsement like Blake’s…and a whole bunch of great fans…is hard to ignore. Fingers crossed!