When you look at the Country Music world it is made up of a lot of different types of people but there is no question that Craig Morgan is Country!. Craig live a country lifestyle, he is a dedicated family man with 4 children, a former Army Ranger and an avid outdoors man. He drives Ford trucks has 4 dogs and his favorite album of all time is John Conlee's Greatest Hits. This new album reflects his passion for a country life. In concert and on his CD's Craig is able to express his emotions and reverence for that life and his fans love that about him. 2005 was a very busy year for Craig Morgan. The release of My Kind Of Livin' marked his 3rd album release. The 1st single from that album " "That's What I Love About Sunday" served notice to Country fans, radio and retail that this was the beginning of something very special. "Sunday" went on tot he #1 position at radio and held that spot for 5 consecutive weeks and ended the year as the MOST PLAYED single of the year. The follow-up single "Redneck Yacht Club" continued that pattern and made its way to the #1 position as well. Craig Morgan was one of only 3 artists to have back to back #1 singles during the year and to top it all off Craig was nominated for an ACM award in the Top New Male Vocalist category. Not bad for a kid from Kingston Springs, TN.
Since Craig Morgan continues to belabor the fact that he's just a regular guy, it should come as no surprise that his fourth album is nothing special. Morgan's voice is pretty ordinary, and the material leaves no country cliché unturned. If he is what he sings, Morgan is a small-town, tractor-driving, church-going, beer-drinking ("now and then"), family-loving, flag-waving, one-woman Southern man. He is, as he sings in "I Am," "just like you, baseball, and apple pie." He's also a guy whose conception of "Sweet Old Fashion Goodness" doesn't preclude an occasional "little bit of yeehaw in the hay," as he sings in the title track. Ballads bring out the best in Morgan, but he has to learn to distinguish between the disarmingly tender ("Tough") and the hokey ("The Ballad of Mr. Jenkins"). --Don McLeese