(AP) - You can get an inkling of what Craig Morgan is planning for his shows next year by seeing his concert this year.

Morgan says he'll do a big tour beginning in January and he's testing out elements on his current tour. Morgan says he believes the music should carry the show and he doesn't need bells and whistles, but it can be that much better if he does have the bells and whistles.

He says he's lucky enough to have songs that work if it's just him and a guitar. However, he says he's stepping up the bar with lighting and staging because "this music deserves it."