That's Why

That's Why

by Craig Morgan
     
 

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Sentimentality is Craig Morgan's specialty and he's awash in it on 2008's That's Why, his first album for BMG Nashville and first major-label effort since his 2000 debut. The extra years suit Morgan well, as he's not really a lively singer; he eases into the song, letting his cured country croon settle into the polished pop textures of his co-production. There

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Sentimentality is Craig Morgan's specialty and he's awash in it on 2008's That's Why, his first album for BMG Nashville and first major-label effort since his 2000 debut. The extra years suit Morgan well, as he's not really a lively singer; he eases into the song, letting his cured country croon settle into the polished pop textures of his co-production. There are times where the pulse quickens on That's Why, but never does this really rock or twang, not even on the small-town rallying cry "Sticks" or on the pulsating beat of "Every Red Light." This is middle-aged country-pop for Middle America, celebrating faith, family, and country in surroundings that are slightly too slick, but Morgan's saving grace is that deep voice that adds textures to his clichés and keeps the music country when it's threatening to float into anonymous adult contemporary aural wallpaper.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2008
Label:
Bna Entertainment
UPC:
0886973130827
catalogNumber:
731308

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Performance Credits

Craig Morgan   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Kevin Grantt   Bass
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Charles Judge   Piano
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Melodie Crittenden   Background Vocals
Angela Primm   Background Vocals
Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson   Harmonica
J.R. Rodriguez   Recorder
Brady Barnett   Recorder
Andy Leftwich   Fiddle,Mandolin
Jim "Moose" Brown   Organ,Piano,Clavinet
Jeff "JT" King   Electric Guitar
Phil O'Donnell   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Jeff King   Electric Guitar
Alexandra Greer   Background Vocals
Andy Lettwich   Fiddle,Mandolin
Mike Johnson   Dobro,Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Richard Supa   Composer
Russell Terrell   Choir Arrangement
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner   Art Direction,Cover Design
John Napier   Engineer
Monty Criswell   Composer
J.R. Rodriguez   Engineer
Brady Barnett   Engineer
Rick Huckaby   Composer
Craig Morgan   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Troy Verges   Composer
Judy Forde Blair   Liner Notes,Creative Producer
Dave Turnbull   Composer
Gary Hannan   Composer
Jimmy Melton   Composer
Phil O'Donnell   Producer,Audio Production
Faith Quesenberry   Management
Jeremy Campbell   Composer
Wade Kirby   Composer

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