Craig Morgan Thanks Frontline Workers With ‘The Mask’

This song is so powerful.

Craig Morgan Thanks Frontline Workers With ‘The Mask’
Craig Morgan; Photo Credits: Nate Griffin

Craig Morgan is thanking the frontline heroes who have been working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with his new song, “The Mask,” out today. The song is about coming home after a hard day and finally being able to take off the mask that one puts on for the world. Morgan and his bandmate Mike Rogers originally wrote the song about a more figurative mask prior to the pandemic, but it certainly rings true for many reasons during this time.

“This is a song for all of the doctors, nurses, and first responders that are out there putting themselves in harm’s way,” says Morgan. “We wrote it a while back, before the pandemic, but I keep coming back to this song. I have to think that when they walk into the hospital, that it’s scary, because it’s a lot to deal with. I can only imagine that, like all of us, they put on a mask, a brave front, and do everything they can to make their patients feel secure and confident despite the heavy nature of the situation. This is for them.”

Morgan first premiered the song as a “Gratitune” on social media in honor the staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He performed the song again on the Grand Ole Opry broadcast on April 25th.

The song follows his new album, God, Family, Country, which was released on May 22nd. The record features 10 tracks, including “The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost,” which gained notoriety last year and skyrocketed to the top of both the iTunes Country Chart and all-genre chart. Fans can also find remastered versions of four of Morgan’s older hits on the album, including “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “My Kind Of Woman,” “Almost Home,” and “Lotta Man (In That Little Boy).”