Craig Morgan Responds to Fan Criticism Over Weather-Shortened Show
After Craig Morgan was forced to cut a concert short over the weekend due to inclement weather, a “fan” took to social media to criticize and accuse the singer of stiffing supporters, even suggesting he did not deserve to be paid and that he did not give his fans their money’s worth. Rather than ignore the fan’s tweet, Morgan responded, letting everyone — not just the grumbling fan — know what really went down.
Below is Morgan’s explanation. Though unnecessary, since any true fan would understand that the safety of the artist and the audience always come first, Morgan still put together a reasoned reply which should clarify things and shoot down the notion that he was cheating fans:
“I’m sitting on a plane headed to California, after leaving Nebraska where our show was cut short due to bad storms. I have the uncontrollable urge to write a rebuttal to a twitter post made in reference to the short show last night. Here’s the post ‘@cmorganmusic is a ????? (He used a word I won’t put on facebook) afraid of some rain. Hope he doesn’t get paid.’
However I’m not gonna post a rebuttal here on Facebook, instead I say this:
I am Craig Morgan – a husband and father, a soldier, a singer, a songwriter, a tv show host, an actor, a police officer, an outdoorsman, a Christian (not always a good Christian but a Christian none the less ). I’ve been a fireman, a construction worker, and an EMT, among other things. My point is, I’ve done a lot and I enjoy helping others. Of all the things I do and of the things I am, I most enjoy being a dad and husband. Some days I’m not as good at being Dad and husband as I should be, because I’m too busy being all these other things. These are the repercussions of decisions we make to provide for our family, to be successful, or fulfill our dreams whatever the reasons. Not being as good at one thing is the price we sometimes pay for attempting to be great at others. Greatness is seldom achieved. What does this have to do with one, probably drunk person’s, pissy remark about us not finishing a show due to a tornado? Not a lot, except in my thoughts about last night I remembered a show a few years ago where a storm blew in and people lost their lives. It made me think how blessed I am to have my family, friends, band and crew that I have, and that someone last night had the guts to say stop just in case! To the University of Nebraska, thank you all so much for letting us be a part of your world. We will be back! These remarks are not intended to entice others to get into a pissing match about what happened.They are just my thoughts that I wanted to share. God bless.
And that’s that!
Morgan appears to be referencing the Sugarland tragedy, the effects of which were felt far and wide. In a beautiful and brilliant fashion, he took a nasty remark and turned it into a rumination on what we should appreciate and that for which we should be thankful.
Well played, Mr. Morgan.