Craig Morgan is opening a store in his hometown of Dickson, TN called Gallery at Morgan Farms. The final touches are being put on the brick-and-mortar location, but the singer and his family will run the establishment once it officially opens. According to The Tennessean, the business will open sometime in the next two weeks and will sell products from reclaimed, re-purposed, and recycled materials. Each item in the store comes with a personalized note from Craig’s wife Karen, explaining the story behind each item. Craig will create much of the woodwork, which is done on the couple’s farm in Dickson County.
Craig told the newspaper that woodworking became a way to deal with his grief after his 19-year-old son Jerry Greer died last summer in a boating accident. He said, “After (son) Jerry’s accident, we started doing things to help us as far as coping mechanisms go. For me, it was messing in the shop with wood. I was just cutting on wood and staying busy. I’ve always enjoyed working with wood, and it was very therapeutic for me. I felt like I had this attachment that I couldn’t get doing anything else – with Jerry.”
Craig continues touring with a show on Friday (September 15th) in Zanesville, OH.