19 Years Ago: Craig Morgan’s “That’s What I Love About Sunday” Hit No. 1

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Country singer Craig Morgan made history in 2004 with the release of his glorious single “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” the touching track became the first independently released single to top the charts in over four years. Plus, with lyrics so beautifully strung together as such, is it really any surprise the song soared the charts?

For a song about the traits that make Sunday the most glorious day of the week, a video creating those beautiful lyrics into a visual is only fitting. Directed by Shaun Silva, the video for “That’s What I Love About Sunday” features Morgan walking through a field of people portraying the activities that make the Lord’s Day great.

“That’s what I love about Sunday: Sing along as the choir sways,” signs Morgan. “Every verse of Amazin’ Grace/ An’ then we shake the Preacher’s hand.”

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“That’s What I Love About Sunday” was released in 2004 from Morgan’s album My Kind of Livin’. Not only did it become Morgan’s signature song, but it also was his very first number one song. His highest charting song before “That’s What I Love About Sunday” was 2002’s “Almost Home.” Billboard declared it was the song of 2005 – a truly memorable recognition!

Morgan was recently in the news again – nearly 20 years after his first climb to the top of the charts.

In July 2023, he re-enlisted in the Army Reserves on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. In February 2024, he performed the national anthem before the NFL Pro Bowl in his full dress uniform.

You can watch the video for “That’s What I Love About Sunday” below.

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