Craig Morgan releases ode to frontline heroes

“The Mask” available now

On the heels of his God, Family, Country album, which debuted Memorial Day weekend, Craig Morgan has released “The Mask” as an ode to our frontline heroes and those struggling in this time of crisis and chaos. Morgan debuted this brand new song during his April 25th performance of the Grand Ole Opry broadcast, and previously provided it as a “Gratitune” – a consumer-generated music platform to celebrate and thank patients and healthcare workers of Vanderbilt University Medical Center during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While Morgan and his bandleader Mike Rogers penned “The Mask” well before the pandemic began, he felt compelled to release this mid-tempo ballad in hopes of touching anyone feeling uncertain in this unprecedented time. Whether the mask be literal or figurative, many can relate to wearing a “mask” in our society.

“Cause when I get home and it’s late at night / No one’s around and I turn off the light / I cry and scream and yell like a crazy man / I don’t have to pretend that I’m doing well, I can tell the world it can go to hell / It’s just me and God when I take off the mask,” the chorus reads.

Fans can also stream God, Family, Country, Morgan’s first album in nearly four years, which is out now. God, Family, Country combines five new songs with remastered versions of some of the most powerful tracks he recorded for Broken Bow from 2002 to 2008, combining his past hits mixed with future signatures, including his faith-filled tribute to his son Jerry, “The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost.”

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