Craig Morgan Shares Tribute To Late Son On His Birthday: ‘I Know I’ll See Him Again’

Craig Morgan is remembering his late son Jerry on what would have been his 23rd birthday. In a touching social…

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Lauren Jo Black

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January 24, 2020

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Craig Morgan is remembering his late son Jerry on what would have been his 23rd birthday.

In a touching social media post, the singer/songwriter paid tribute to Jerry, who tragically lost his life in a tubing accident in 2016.

“23 years ago today he was born and God gave him to us,” Morgan’s emotional post began. “Seems like just yesterday we were wrestling at turkey camp and laying on the roof looking at stars loving and laughing at everything in life. With Jerry there were more good days than bad, more laughter than anger, more sunshine than rain, His time on earth affected everyone he met in a positive way. He taught the teacher so much.”

He closed his post, which included a series of photos of Jerry, with a reference to the song that was inspired by the grief he felt after losing his son.

“Because I know his faith in God was real I know I’ll see him again,” Morgan wrote. “Today we celebrate his birthday thank you God I pray in the name of The Father The Son and the Holy Ghost he sees our love for him. We miss him.”

“The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost” was written and produced solely by Morgan. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the singer/songwriter shared that the title came to him in his sleep.

“It woke me up at 3:30 in the morning. I was saying that whole chorus in my head and I sat up and had tears in my eyes. I laid my head back down and thought, ‘Man, there is no way I’m going to remember this. So I need to get up and write it down,’” Morgan told the publication.

With his wife, Karen, still asleep, Morgan got up and spent the next four hours putting his thoughts down on paper.

“I just cried and wrote and cried and wrote,” he explained. “To this day, having done this for 20 years, I don’t see myself as that guy. But it all started pouring out.”

“The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost” is at country radio now.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.