How Craig Morgan Found Healing In His New Song After Son’s Tragic Death

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Longtime country music singer Craig Morgan has just released his first single since the tragic passing of his young son, Jerry Greer in 2016 – and the effect the song has had on him has been profound.

In June of 2016, Morgan’s 19-year-old son was killed in a tragic tubing accident on Kentucky Lake, Tennessee and the family has looked for healing ever since that day.

The new song “The Father, My Son and The Holy Ghost” was written by Morgan after a rough night of feeling the heartbreak and great loss of missing his teenage son.

He awoke in the middle of the night to a surprising thing…

“It was 2:30 in the morning and there I was – singing the entire chorus in my head before I even woke up enough to put the words down on paper,” he told People Magazine.

Morgan then stayed up for the rest of the night and spent each minute working on this song, building it with the love that he held for his son and the immense pain of losing him.

After finishing writing it, he chose to perform it at the Grand Ole Opry – which was the only time he thought he would sing it.

“I walked off the stage, thinking I might never perform it again,” he recalled about the Opry show. “But standing there was Ricky Skaggs, and he told me that I simply had to perform it again. I had to get through this and find a way to share this song with as many people as I could.”

From that point on, the song really became a healing beacon and moment when he began to patch his heart and soul up after the loss his family had suffered.

“It’s still difficult. I mean, Jerry is the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about when I fall asleep. There are times when I am angry and I don’t understand it, and then there are times that I am joyous that we had him for 19 years. You have to let those joyous moments steer you away from the anger. I pray about it all the time. I don’t understand it and I probably never will until I get to heaven.”

But beyond just helping Morgan himself find healing within the powerful song, it also has helped many others in a time of great need.

“I have heard from so many people already who have said that they had given up on their faith until they heard this song. But I’m purely the one singing that song. It’s not about me. I was just the outlet, the way to get the song to the people who need it the most.”

Alongside Morgan in support of his truly impactful song has been Blake Shelton – who spoke very candidly and openly on Twitter about the song.

The song, while a vessel of healing for Morgan, is really a profound piece of music and something that will definitely stand the test of time. And, hopefully, it continues to help others find their way each and every time it’s played.

Check out his beautiful Opry performance of the song below. 

And be sure to pick up your own copy of “The Father, My Son, And the Holy Ghost” at this link.

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