Web Analytics

Craig Morgan Cuts His Nebraska Concert Short, Responds to Disrespectful Tweet

Fan’s Twitter post sparks reply.

You’d be hard-pressed to find any country music performer that happily cancels a show, but sometimes it's just necessary when threatening weather poses a danger to those attending, as well as the musicians and crew.

Craig Morgan had to cut short his show in Nebraska last week due to tornado warnings. One fan didn’t see the benefit and tweeted, “@cmorganmusic is a [expletive] afraid of some rain. Hope he doesn’t get paid.”

Craig shared the remark on his Facebook page, but instead of posting a salty rebuttal, he wrote the following:

I am Craig Morgan - a husband and father, a soldier, a singer, a songwriter, a tv show host, an actor, a police officer, an outdoorsman, a Christian (not always a good Christian but a Christian none the less). I’ve been a fireman, a construction worker, and an EMT, among other things. My point is, I’ve done a lot and I enjoy helping others. Of all the things I do and of the things I am, I most enjoy being a dad and husband. Some days I’m not as good at being Dad and husband as I should be, because I’m too busy being all these other things. These are the repercussions of decisions we make to provide for our family, to be successful, or fulfill our dreams whatever the reasons. Not being as good at one thing is the price we sometimes pay for attempting to be great at others. Greatness is seldom achieved. What does this have to do with one, probably drunk person’s, pissy remark about us not finishing a show due to a tornado? Not a lot, except in my thoughts about last night I remembered a show a few years ago where a storm blew in and people lost their lives. It made me think how blessed I am to have my family, friends, band and crew that I have, and that someone last night had the guts to say stop just in case! To the University of Nebraska, thank you all so much for letting us be a part of your world. We will be back! These remarks are not intended to entice others to get into a pissing match about what happened.They are just my thoughts that I wanted to share. God bless.

Country stars have always been mindful of stage conditions for their outdoor live performances, but have become even more cautious since the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse when a gust of wind brought down lighting rigs and a temporary roof over the stage of a Sugarland concert. Seven people died and more than 50 were injured in the tragedy.


Don’t miss an issue! Subscribe to Nash Country Weekly.

More News

The Gambler’s Last Deal begins May 13 in Mahnomen, Minn.
Video features his Wife Alex and Dog Writer as the main characters.
Sam Hunt leads the field with nods in three categories.
New single, “Outskirts of Heaven,” has youngsters thinking.
The faith-fueled tune is part of Blake’s new album, “If I’m Honest.”