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Craig Morgan at Joyland

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Craig Morgan

Even though his best known song came out nearly a decade ago, Craig Morgan pretty much forever endeared himself to the boating and booze community with “Redneck Yacht Club.”

A delightfully simple summer ditty about laid-back life on the water that plays extra nice in Florida,  the song will surely elicit a slurred sing along when the country singer performs Saturday at Joyland in Bradenton.

Most concertgoers will also recall songs such as Morgan’s church ode “That’s What I Love About Sundays” and the homeless man study “Almost Home” while maybe only the diehards know his latest single “More Trucks Than Cars.”

But the field party rocker “Bonfire,” a big smash in 2009, might even generate as much joyful noise as “Redneck Yacht Club.”

Incidentally, Morgan will skip sun-soaked boating (and songs about salt life) next month to participate in the Fjällräven Polar, a 200-mile, five-day sled dog expedition that goes through the Scandinavian arctic.

“I’m a survivalist,” Morgan told The Tennessean. “I like testing my abilities and being in situations that require me to go above and beyond my general mindset. This is cool because it’s in an environment I’m not extremely familiar with. I’ve done the jungle and the desert to great lengths, but extreme cold weather I’ve only done a couple of times.”

7 p.m. (doors) Saturday, Joyland, 5520 14th St., Bradenton; $20/$25 (day of show) (advance)/$15 (at the door); (941) 756-6060; www.joylandcountry.com
Last modified: March 29, 2013
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