Blake Shelton has been championing Craig Morgan's brand new single, "The Father, My Son and the Holy Ghost," and his frequent social media endorsements have paid off big time — the song topped the all-genre iTunes songs chart yesterday! Blake tweeted, "Ladies and gentleman one of the hardest things to ever achieve in music is having a #1 selling song of ALL music ALL genres. You can’t fake it. The song has to touch people. Congratulations @cmorganmusic. This ones for Jerry."
The "Jerry" he is referring to is Craig's late son, who died in a tubing accident in the summer of 2016 at the age of 19. Blake and Craig have been friends for years, so Blake was particularly moved to hear Craig's song about his loss.
He reached out to such superstar friends as Ellen DeGeneres, Hoda Kotb, Gwen Stefani, and Carson Daly to tweet about the song and encourage people to move it up the iTunes chart, and clearly it worked.
Blake tells us EXCLUSIVELY why everyone needs to hear "The Father, My Son And The Holy Ghost": ["If you know the story behind the song — if you don't know it, look up Craig Morgan. All you gotta do is Google Craig Morgan's son and you'll see the horrible stories come up out there on the Internet, I'm sure. It was a terrible accident and Craig lost his son, but he wrote a song, and it's been a few years now since he lost his son but he finally wrote and song and recorded it. It will literally change your day. It's that powerful. Do it."] SOUNDCUE (:30 OC: . . . powerful. Do it.)
Craig responded to the news of his chart-topping hit on social media writing, “Wow! I’m so completely humbled by all the support the world has shown this song. Blake Shelton. You are an awesome friend and champion for country music. We love ya, and I cannot thank you enough. The support the entire entertainment community and music fans have shown is a testament to the love that country music embodies. This song is a God thing. My hope is that it reaches all who need to hear it. My son Jerry’s work on earth did not end with his passing. THANK YOU, everyone.”