Craig Morgan - Hot Country Nights w/Ponderosa & 99.5 The Wolf
Sat Feb 04 2023 at 09:00 pm to Sun Feb 05 2023 at 02:00 am
Ponderosa Lounge & Grill | Portland, OR
About this Event
Craig Morgan has many homes. As a man of faith, he has refuge in his Church. As a father and husband, he's at home with his family outside Nashville. And as an Army veteran, he has a respected role within the United States military. On his latest album, God, Family, Country, Craig pays tribute to all three of those pillars while returning to the record label with whom he scored his first Top 10 single. That song's title? "Almost Home."
After 20 years as a chart-topping country music singer, songwriter and live performer, Craig returns to Broken Bow Records to release his first new music in nearly four years. But God, Family, Country, his ninth studio album, is a little different. It combines five new songs with some of the most powerful tracks he recorded for Broken Bow from 2002 to 2008, including "That's What I Love About Sunday," "Almost Home," and "God, Family, Country." It's past hits mixed with future signatures. And it's all Craig Morgan.
But Craig today is much different than the guy who released country-radio classics like the four-week Number One "That's What I Love About Sunday," the smash party anthem "Redneck Yacht Club," and their fellow fan favorites "International Harvester" and "Little Bit of Life." He still has an unquenchable spirit and joy for life, but he and his family have also known great loss: the death of their son Jerry in 2016. Instead of snuffing out Craig's artistry, however, the unimaginable tragedy led to him writing his most stunning song to date, "The Father, My Son and the Holy Ghost." The achingly personal ballad topped the iTunes all-genre sales chart in September and is the centerpiece of both God, Family, Country and of Craig's story itself.
Learn more about Craig Morgant by visiting his website!
Conner Smith was born to write songs. His mother interviewed songwriters as part of her work when he was a small child; he remembers being in her office, transfixed, listening to the tapes of the people most music lovers never saw telling the stories of where the songs came from. By the time he was 6, he was writing his own. By the time he was 9, he’d signed to BMI as a writer.
Being so immersed in songs and where they came from, the 21-year-old Nashville native is the rarest of all things: a songwriter from the inside out. You can feel it in the wanting so much more than the surface in “Tennessee,” the way “Take It Slow” captures the innocence of young love, and you can hear it in the old school lyric twist in “Learn From It,” which just made its debut at Country Radio. As Smith just released his latest “Why I Can’t Leave”, fans are also quickly discovering “I Hate Alabama.” Smith first released the song on his social media channels and the overwhelming response prompted him to immediately release the full song on all platforms… right before Alabama suffered a loss that ended their long-running winning streak. The Tennessean called it a “…love song and perfect game day tune all wrapped in a catchy country melody” while Barstool Sports mused “Am I saying the Crimson Tide suffered their first loss since 2019 because of this objectively awesome song? I don't know. I generally don't believe in coincidences.”
While working with Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell as a Junior and Senior in high school, the pair encouraged him to still “finish school.” So, Smith spent his teenage years leading a double life: Student in the morning, working songwriter from noon on. His dream turned into real life – with sweeping country songs that show the maturity and insight of an old soul discovered early, then given the time, tools and opportunity to master their craft as a seasoned writer and not just one more kid shuffling from writing appointment to writing appointment. Recently opening up for Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett on select dates it was just announced he will join Ryan Hurd on tour in 2022. He has previously performed alongside some of the genre’s other top acts including Kane Brown, and Kip Moore. For more information and dates visit ConnerSmithMusic.com.
Learn more about Conner Smith by visiting his website!
The Boondock Boys
This southern style rock and country band has everything to satisfy your musical palate from heartfelt originals to explosive covers.
From the hills of Grand Ronde, OR to the deep south of Loreauville Louisiana, this southern style rock and country band has everything to satisfy your musical palate with heartfelt originals and explosive covers from the past.
From a small town to a big sound.
The Boondock Boys are committed to making every show a guaranteed great time for all including our fans, new friends and family.
Get more info about The Boondock Boys here.
Take the elevator home — stay at The Portlander Inn
Why worry about how you're getting home when you can stay at our on-site hotel? The Portlander Inn welcomes you to Portland with the cozy feel of a true Northwest lodge. All 100 guest rooms offer refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee pots, free wireless internet, direct-dial phones with voicemail and televisions with complimentary HBO and Showtime premium channels. Learn more and book your room here.
All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.
No re-entry permitted.
Questions? Check out the FAQs on the Ponderosa website for answers to the most common questions.
Where is it happening?Ponderosa Lounge & Grill, 10350 N Vancouver Way, Portland, United States
Event Location & Nearby Stays:
USD 10.00 to USD 35.00