Sawyer Brown and Craig Morgan Hit the Stage in Oshkosh
For Love of Country Event May 5, 2018
(OSHKOSH, Wis.) – Area country music fans will be treated to two of the industry’s most celebrated performers when Sawyer Brown and Craig Morgan take the stage at Menominee Nation Arena for a concert event billed, For Love of Country. Tickets for the May 5 event are a bargain for top entertainment starting at just $32, with discounts for group sales of 10 tickets or more. Both country music performing artists bring a wealth of experience and accolades to the stage, as well as a comprehensive playlist of hit songs.
Sawyer Brown: celebrated performers, legendary performances
With more than 4500 shows and counting, 23 albums and more than 50 chart singles, Sawyer Brown has clocked more than a million miles on the road. They’ve received nods from the CMA, ACM, and CMT for their work, since first taking the stage in the 1980s.
Sawyer Brown has earned its place as one of the premier live acts in music. The band began by playing 275-300 nights a year for the first decade of its career—and has never come off the road. Tireless road warriors, the band thrives on playing live. “Live is where it all comes together for us,” keyboardist Hobie Hubbard said. “The audience brings its own energy, we bring our own energy and the music—and the combination of all of that is what makes playing live so unique.”
“We knew that we wanted to play music and we knew that we wanted to work at being the best live band there was—and the only way to do that, was to get out and play shows. And so we did,” lead singer Mark Miller said.
The band’s live shows are legendary. Having been described as “the Rolling Stones of Country Music,” the band bounds onto the stage night after night, delivering its own unique brand of high-energy entertainment, and the band remains a perennial favorite at fairs, festivals, theatres, and casinos. For fans in Oshkosh, whether it’s their first time seeing Sawyer Brown, or not, they’re sure to be wowed. “We love getting to hear the stories of where people have seen us play—and the number of times they’ve seen us play,” drummer Joe Smyth says. “For some, we’re their weekend getaway—they’ve seen us all over the country. But we never lose sight of the fact that on any given night, it’s going to be the first time someone’s seen us—and that’s exciting.
And, who knows? If you’re out and about the day of the show, maybe you’ll be lucky enough to spot the members of Sawyer Brown. “Every day we’re on the road, one of the best parts of the day is waking around whatever town we’re in and just soaking it in—listening to folks talking in restaurants, just watching life unfold one story at a time,” said Hubbard.
Craig Morgan: multitalented performer and entrepreneur, beloved musician
Country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself on a number of stages. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard® and thrills massive crowds with his signature hits. He received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan spent 17 years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves. He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel, has made 14 overseas trips to perform for our troops, and is a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award.
In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning TV show Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors, approaching its ninth season on Outdoor Channel. This spring, UP TV will premiere Morgan Family Strong, a docuseries that will follow Craig and his close-knit family as they launch the family’s passion project – Morgan Farms.
Morgan is also an entrepreneur, in addition to being a celebrated artist. In 2017 Craig debuted The Gallery at Morgan Farms, a family-owned and operated farm-to-home business in his hometown of Dickson, Tennessee. The store features a variety of artisan items handmade by Craig and his family; shoppers can also order his custom blended Old Tattoo Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tickets available via Menominee Nation Arena box office
Tickets to For Love of Country, featuring country music artists Sawyer Brown and Craig Morgan, are available at the Menominee Nation Arena box office or online at www.menomineenationarena.com/country. For a 10% discount on group sales of 10 tickets or more, go to http://menomineenationarena.com/grouptickets/.