During his Saturday night (July 29) set at the Grand Ole Opry, Craig Morgan had a surprise planned for the audience.
It wasn't the debut performance of a new song or an unannounced duet partner. Instead, Morgan enlisted in and was sworn into the U.S. Army Reserve live on the Opry stage as part of the Saturday night show.
The singer has an extensive background of military service: He previously served 17 years in the Army and Army Reserve with the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions as an E-6 Staff Sergeant and Fire Support Specialist.
According to a press release, Morgan will continue to tour and release music as he embarks on a new chapter of military service.