Craig Morgan is planting his roots firmly in the town of Dickson, Tenn. with the opening of his newest venture, Gallery at Morgan Farms.
According to The Tennessean, the gallery is on Main Street in downtown Dickson and will be selling products from reclaimed and re-purposed as well as recycled materials. A personalized note from Morgan's wife Karen comes with each item in the store explaining its significance.
Morgan says that focusing on the Gallery at Morgan Farms has helped him cope with losing his 19-year-old son, Jerry Greer in a boating accident last year. Greer was out boating with friends on Kentucky Lake on July 10, 2016, and while tubing he fell in and never resurfaced. Greer's body was found the following evening after an extensive search.
"After Jerry's accident, we started doing things to help us as far as coping mechanisms go," Morgan tells The Tennessean. Morgan added that wood working became a therapy for him to help work through the grief.
Morgan put a lot of work into the building to get it ready. The 104-year-old, 6,550-square-foot building that was once known as the Dickson Furniture Co. has seen some changes since Morgan purchased it. They changed the ceiling, and replace the original beams.
Morgan has accomplished a lot throughout his life, including becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. 7 of his seventeen Billboard charting hits landed in the Top 10. Now, he can add gallery owner to his list in which he's very much looking forward to.
The Gallery at Morgan Farms is expecting to open within the next week or two.