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Craig Morgan band to perform

Country star Craig Morgan will be in Russellville for a performance this month.

The “Redneck Yacht Club” singer is scheduled to perform at the Center for the Arts at Russellville High School on Saturday, April 30.

Morgan recently returned from his eighth U.S.O. tour, where he entertained American troops. After serving 10 years in the U.S. Army, Morgan said he knows the importance of the U.S.O. from both sides.

“I remember when entertainers would come over and entertain us,” Morgan said. “It gave us a mental break. It’s amazing how much it increases their attitude and makes them feel better about being away from home.”

That feeling, Morgan said, applies everywhere.

“Even in a place that’s not considered a hostile environment, it’s still not home,” Morgan said. “It’s still not the United States of America. And having visited over 70 or so different countries, I can tell you; there’s none greater than ours.”

Morgan said he and his band will be playing all of the radio hits that everyone’s familiar with, as well as material from his upcoming album, to be released in June.

Tickets for the show are available now at www.craigmorgantickets.com. Tech students can get $10 off tickets by using promo code “ATU” at checkout.