Craig Morgan Jokes That Blake Shelton Is No Longer His Favorite Hunting Buddy

by Courtney Blackann

What’s more fun than two country music stars bonding over a little deer hunting? Especially when they can entertain each other for hours on end while throwing a few back. Well, if you ask Craig Morgan, it’s not Blake Shelton anymore.

We’re sure Blake is a blast to be around. Craig Morgan was only teasing when he said in an interview recently that Shelton wasn’t his favorite hunting buddy any longer.

“It used to be Blake Shelton, but I couldn’t get him to quit drinking while we were hunting. So, [I’d say] probably Dustin Lynch now,” Morgan teased.

However, we can’t imagine a bad time with Shelton around – it probably just gets better with every drink he has. Though the loud-mouthed “Voice” coach can seem a bit obnoxious, he’s just a big softie behind his six-foot-five frame.

Meanwhile, Craig Morgan loves his hunting time and family time alike. Perhaps this is why he took a three-year break before releasing new music. His record “God, Family, Country” was released in 2020 following the hiatus and he’s been performing in many shows around the nation.

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Further, while we celebrated Craig Morgan’s return to music, the singer celebrated his 57th birthday. And the singer sure has a lot to sing about.

Though he has an unlikely story, it’s still something that’ll warm your heart and make you believe anything is possibly.

Morgan’s love of country music grew up right along with him. However, he didn’t break out as a star right away. The singer chose an honorable route – becoming an EMT and serving in the U.S. Army.

It wasn’t until 2000 when he released a self-titled record. It was after that time he released two of his top hits: “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “Redneck Yacht Club.” The tunes, though released between 2004 and 2006, are still country favorites today.

One of Morgan’s top moments was when he took the Grand Ole Opry stage. The prestigious moment never left him.

“It would have to be my first appearance,” Morgan shared. “I don’t remember a whole lot of the performance, but I do remember walking off the stage, and one of the older artists was standing there, and he said, ‘Young man, you better get used to this because you’re coming back a lot.”

Though his rise to fame was filled with wonderful successes, the singer had a devastating loss just a few years ago. His 19-year-old son passed away in a tubing accident while on a lake in Kentucky. Morgan dealt with the loss by writing “The Father, My Son and The Holy Ghost,” a haunting tune about loss and struggling through it.