That's Why [Reissue]

That's Why [Reissue]

by Craig Morgan


Sentimentality is Craig Morgan's specialty and he's awash in it on 2008's That's Why, his first album for BMG Nashville and first major-label effort since his 2000 debut. The extra years suit Morgan well, as he's not really a lively singer; he eases into the song, letting his cured country croon settle into the polished pop textures of his co-production. There are times where the pulse quickens on That's Why, but never does this really rock or twang, not even on the small-town rallying cry "Sticks" or on the pulsating beat of "Every Red Light." This is middle-aged country-pop for Middle America, celebrating faith, family, and country in surroundings that are slightly too slick, but Morgan's saving grace is that deep voice that adds textures to his clichés and keeps the music country when it's threatening to float into anonymous adult contemporary aural wallpaper. [This edition of the album was reissued in 2009.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/2009
Label: Bna Entertainment
UPC: 0886975380824
catalogNumber: 753808

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Craig Morgan   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Charles Judge   Piano,Keyboards
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Melodie Crittenden   Background Vocals
Angela Primm   Background Vocals
Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson   Harmonica
Andy Leftwich   Fiddle,Mandolin
Jim "Moose" Brown   Organ,Piano,Clavinet
Jeff "JT" King   Electric Guitar
Phil O'Donnell   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Alexandra Greer   Background Vocals
Mike Johnson   Dobro,Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Angelo Petraglia   Composer
Richard Supa   Composer
Russell Terrell   Choir Arrangement
Mike Rogers   Composer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner   Art Direction,Cover Design
John Napier   Engineer
J.R. Rodriguez   Engineer
Craig Morgan   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Kerry Kurt Phillips   Composer
Kevin Denney   Composer
Chris Ashburn   Engineer
Christophe Dubois   Composer
Troy Verges   Composer
Dave Turnbull   Composer
Gary Hannan   Composer
Jimmy Melton   Composer
Phil O'Donnell   Producer,Audio Production
Faith Quesenberry   Management
Wade Kirby   Composer

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