Blake Shelton Surprises Craig Morgan To Share How His Music ‘Hit Him So Hard’

Blake Shelton Surprises Craig Morgan To Share How His Music ‘Hit Him So Hard’


– This changed my life. So, did you know that Blake, ’cause Blake, he texted me about… He’s like, “Man, you gotta hear
this song by Craig Morgan.” He’s like, “It’s so beautiful,
will you help me tweet?” And I was like, “Sure, I
love him, what’s his song?” And I wept. Did you know Blake was gonna tweet? Did you know he was gonna do all that? – I didn’t have a clue. In fact, I had actually
texted Blake that song right after I had recorded it, and I sent it to him, and I didn’t hear nothing. Like he didn’t say a word to me. I thought, Blake lost a brother. – I was gonna say that might have been a little close to home.
– I thought maybe it was a little too close to home for him to have a conversation with me about it. Then later on, like maybe a month later, I sent him another text and he replied to me. It was a picture or something. He replied to me, not about the picture I had sent him, but about the song. – I knew this story. Everybody doesn’t know the story of why this song was written. Can you tell everybody right quick? – So, I lost my son in a drowning
accident three years ago, and I tell some of my friends, for them that happened three years ago, for me it was yesterday, and every day it’s yesterday. So at 3:30 one morning, God woke me up and He wrote this… I was singing the chorus in my head, and I did what I would usually do, I said, “I’m gonna lay down, “I’ll remember it and I’ll
do it in the morning.” Something told me, “You
won’t remember this, “get up.” I got up, I went downstairs, and I started writing. I picked up the guitar and
I started playing the melody that I felt like I had heard in my head, and four hours later I finished the song the way you hear it today. – Wow! You know why? You needed it. Like that’s how I am as a songwriter. (audience applauds) As a songwriter it’s almost
like it’s therapeutic. It’s like I need the release of it. – People ask that all the time, “Is it therapeutic?” And I’m sure it probably is. For me, songwriting was
always a means to an end. – For me, it’s therapeutic. – Yeah, it’s extremely therapeutic. It’s like talking about myself. It’s very difficult, but it’s also a wonderful thing ’cause just like the song, he’s not physically here, but he’s still very present in our lives. – Yeah, that’s so beautiful! Have you seen Blake since the tweet? Have y’all seen each other? – No, we’ve talked a bunch. We’ve talked a lot since then, in fact. We shipped it out and it’s going to Country radio now. So now Country radio is starting to play it.
– Well it’s number one on iTunes on all the charts. I noticed.
– Yeah, which is amazing! – Yeah, that’s amazing! (audience applauds) You know why though? Yes, it is because Blake
initially got people to listen, but like it’s the power of the song that is why it’s so popular and why people are jumping on board because it’s a powerful, powerful message. I feel like, yes, you
went through a tragedy, but you also became the vessel for a lot of people’s tragedy that are gonna relate to this song. – It gives me confidence to know that even though I didn’t
want to do this song, in fact, the first time I did it, I didn’t finish it. I couldn’t even finish the song, and I apologized to the audience. I said I don’t know that I’ll ever do it, and the guys worked it that we did it on the Grand Ole Opry. I barely got through it, and I walked off, and Ricky Skaggs was standing there. I told Ricky, I said… He said, “That is a beautiful song.” I said, “I’m glad you got to hear it “’cause I’ll never do it again.” I said I’ll never be
able to do that again. He put his hands on my
shoulders and he said, “You have to sing this song. “There are people that need to hear this. “You have to do it!” I took it to heart and
here we are (chuckles). (audience applauds and cheers) – Well, here’s the thing. I was so moved by it, I wanted to surprise you, so I have someone here to see you. Come on out, Blake! (audience cheering and applauding) – [Blake] Yo, bro! (audience cheering and applauding) – Thank you so much! I love you! (audience cheering and applauding) (muffled speaking drowned out
by cheering and applauding) – [Blake] I love you. – [Craig] I love you, man. (audience cheering and applauding) – I was trying to stop crying to get you out of there. I was like, “Oh, my God!” (muffled speaking drowned out
by cheering and applauding) Yes, you come right in. – Hey, how are you doing? Great, good to see you. – [Kelly] Oh, my gosh! – [Man In Leather Jacket]
Manny, hi, nice to meet you, how are you? – [Man In Purple Shirt And Blake] Hi. – I was trying so hard. (audience cheering and applauding) – Yo! – I was trying so hard to stop crying to get you out here, but I couldn’t. – Get that part over with, don’t drag me in on that. – I was like, “Oh, my God, I’m sorry.” No, but what did the song… I know you have had loss in your life. When you first heard it, what was your initial? – I think it’s easy to connect that song to anything that’s
happened in your own life, but because Craig’s been a
friend of mine for so long, and Gwen and I were
actually at the funeral, and I didn’t connect it to anything. It was his story, and it hit me that hard just knowing him. It’s a horrible tragedy. I can’t even imagine, but man, it’s just such
a great, great song. He had sent it to me probably a month before
I reacted to it, right? (chuckles) I’m a great friend, aren’t I? (everyone laughs) But when the kids are around, I have zero access to my phone. And I even knew that there
was an attachment there, but I like couldn’t get my phone back. – It’s kinda like what Kelly did to me when I texted her. (everyone laughs) – You get so busy. But I’m glad it did slow down. I’m glad it did slow down and you got a minute to do it because what you did was powerful. – He texted me about something. So then he was elk hunting or something, and I saw, I was like, “Oh, crap! “I didn’t even respond to the last one.” I was by myself at the house, I lost my mind, I literally lost my mind! It was such a great moment.
– It’s so beautiful!

85 thoughts on “Blake Shelton Surprises Craig Morgan To Share How His Music ‘Hit Him So Hard’

  1. Blake is an angel. He really have beautiful heart

  2. This is for Craig in 2014 I lost my brother to suicide and everyday it feels like it was just yesterday God bless

  3. I'm 😭😭😭😭crying

  4. I love Blake Sheldon great singer with a beautiful heart.💞

  5. Kelly you have a long and blessed road ahead of you, your genuine spirit shines through! Thank you for adding that glow to my life and so many others! Loved this so much!

  6. Look at Manny just sitting there not listening because he's wondering when it will all be about him. Man I hate youtubers.

  7. My heart hurts for him 💔

  8. I'm so happy 'cause Blake and Gwen are really blessed for have each other! So beautiful soul Blake u 're!!!

  9. I lost my son too, Craig Morgan. I wish that I didn't understand your pain. My active duty Army soldier son died from a non combat related injury he got while he was deployed to Iraq. He died before the military could do the surgery to fix the injury. He is forever 23 and this happened 10 years ago. I still tear up just like you did during the interview with Kelly. I am a Gold Star Mom. SPC Matthew W Ward – 6/6/86 – 6/6/09 – he spent his dash very well. I am sitting here watching you sing your song on my tv and tears are just streaming down my face. {{{{{HUGS}}}}} AND prayers to you. I hear you singing about "rousing some ambition"….I remember that first year – especially that first year – after my boy died how each step I took felt just like my feet were encased in blocks of concrete and how I thought I was doing great just putting one foot in front of the other. I REALLY wish that I didn't understand what you are going through. I DO LOVE your song!

  10. his son so good looking

  11. Love The song we all need The Father Son Holy Ghost Amen Amen ❤️🙏🙏

  12. Beautiful song!! We lost our 14yr old daughter Kaitlyn and her 16yr old best friend in a car accident in September 2011 that flipped into a 20ft ravine, one girl made it!! Its not anything I wish on anyone to lose a child, you relive it like it was yesterday and it never goes away!! God bless and I know our Angel's are together!!❤🦋😇

  13. Beautiful!

  14. I love Craig Morgan. I was so saddened by his son's passing. God bless his family

  15. I too lost a brother and it has been 23 year's and it feels like today the hurt does not go away thank you for this we all need to know we are not alone thank you

  16. Love Blake….What a Big Heart ❤❤❤…😍

  17. Kelly don't you see that God is using you as a vessel for His kingdom. You have a platform He wants to use

  18. Parent losses a child it.breaks them… One Mom said at Lest I know.were He Is and I dont have to worry…" Women Grace" …He is with Jesus …We worry for the Ones Who are Here on Earth 🌎

  19. This show will last 2 weeks

  20. This is so sweet! Like two brothers reuniting ❤Bless Kelly and Blake and Craig

  21. Their friendship makes me cry. Both are sensitive and sensible guys.😢😢

  22. My 21 yr old son died 16mths ago!! I miss him so much, this song is beautiful, thank you it helps the pain of losing my heart and soul!!

  23. Amen !!!! Beautiful.. Gods direction!

  24. That’s how we are in the country. Our hand shakes are hugs. 😊

  25. I love Blake. He's an awesome human being. Hugging everyone. Now I know why Gwen says he's her favorite human.

  26. Oh man, I love Blake!

  27. I lost my sweet son. He was 23! There is so many of us have lost our children now! It isn’t a good thing and I don’t get why this is happening but it happens more now then ever. My beautiful boy was on his way to get his GF from her job and someone hit him. I will always hurt and I can’t imagine having to sing this beautiful song. He has to do it all the time

  28. Mercy…just mercy. For all who have suffered a loss…we have HOPE and assurance! Thank you sir for writing and singing this song.

  29. My heart breaks for him.

  30. Sorry about your loss

  31. Kelly😭 I love you so much ❤️

  32. Kelly love you
    Eva love you
    Blank ==Gowen love you

  33. May JESUS comfort him.

  34. Now that’s what I call a melancholy atmosphere. Super sad. Blake you’re a good friend and he’s a hugger!!!

  35. If this doesn’t make you cry, you have no soul.

  36. Am crying

  37. Kelly u made people change.ty

  38. Their friendship and support is so beautiful.

  39. God bless him. The song is beautiful ❤️ also, i was wondering the entire time is that Manny MUA sitting right there, until i heard him saying his name and i thought why in the hell my queen Kelly invited this snake to her talk show 🤷😆 but i still love queen KC !!!

  40. I hate seeing the pain in people’s eyes. I never make eye contact at wakes or funerals.

  41. Ptsd is so painful especially when you lose your own child. Too many lose their kids to gun violence, war, disease, and accidental deaths. Different reasons, same pain. My heart goes to all the parents out there that have lost their children.

  42. After listening to your concluding words two three times when Cowboy Blake Shelton and Craig Morgan were on the set… I mean I watched it that number of times, I finally clicked subscribe. If not for him as much as I like you and love how you sing I wouldn't have subscribed to your channel. Thanks for them together.

  43. Wow… so heartbreaking! Maybe he and Granger Smith should meet and be there for each other since he just lost his son also in a drowning accident this summer. Everyone needs to feel like they’re not alone..❤️

  44. I am so sorry for you loss, but I'm sure your son would be very proud of you. Love this song.

  45. At first I wasn’t sure, but now I’m
    Kelly’s number one fan! Luv this show!

  46. This song is so beautiful! I have only heard it a few times since it’s been released & o my gosh I can’t imagine what he & his family are going through!

  47. So beautiful! Anyone notice the band playing Lauren Daigle’s ‘This Girl’?

  48. Blake is the manly man..

  49. " for me it yesterday , everyday it's yesterday " 🙁 many years i miss my mom #luvumom

  50. Craig doing a Eric Clapton , loses kid and writtes an epic emotional song <3really strong to be able to do that <3

  51. I love that song cairg thank you so much I appreciate

  52. I lost my daughter and my son it’s the most painful thing I’ve ever had to live with
    This song is so relevant to me thank you
    Thank you for being obedient to God and writing the song for us all to hear and enjoy
    Thank you Craig Morgan for this beautiful performance

  53. I lost my grandma and nephew

  54. I saw him sing this song at the opry it was amazing

  55. Damn Blake, you don't need to introduce to every people you meet. Every damn people know who you are! you are a star.!

  56. wowww no entendí mucho pero igual me conmovió la historia

  57. Kelly Clarkson shows makes me laugh… smile… cry….. I just can’t… this is so sad 😭

  58. Beautiful

  59. Craig is a great guy. I have always been a fan. I am so sorry that he lost his son 3 years ago. No parent should loose a son. He put his heart, his love for his son, and his faith into a song and it was a very touching and beautiful son. It brought me to tears. I couldn't hold them back. It makes me feel as a mom to always love my son, hug him tight, and tell him I love him everyday. To thank God for my son. This song is going to reach out to many people and their lives. This is a life changing song and for the good. God Bless him and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. His son will always be near and close in his heart his spirit will always be with him. The pain of loosing a child never goes away through his faith God will lead him to be strong and to face day to day. So sad.

  60. Powerful. Accurate. Pain that nobody should feel. I'm sorry.💛 The picture of your son is beautiful. Keep his memory alive always! 🙏🎶🎸🎤

  61. I lost my brother in 2014 he went to sleep and never woke up again he was 45.

  62. My son passed away in 2012. He was 32. It was very unexpected, and I will never get over it.

  63. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  64. I am so glad you did this song I think it will help so many people

  65. How he hugged Kelly and thanked her for surprising him before he went to see Blake was so genuine and heartfelt❤️

  66. Kelly your show is awesome. Craig Morgan's song had me crying too! How awesome that he showed such devotion to God and how it kept him strong through his song The Father, my son, and the Holy Ghost! He reached out to God and God gave him a song. The world can share this song and find strength. Praises to you Craig as you shared your emotions with us! It does good for this country to see who we turn to in our broken world when brokeness hits!

  67. I have lost 3 brothers and it does seem like yesterday. What a wonderful song. God bless your family❤️🙏🏻

  68. Who the hell gave this a thumbs down..

  69. Im someone who needed to hear it I lost my 2 year old son 2 years ago to leaukimea this son is so relatable for me there isn't many sons I could relate to thankyou Craig for sharing this with us all xx

  70. God bless you and your family ! ❤️

  71. I first heard the song when he sung it on the Grand Ole Opry. He got through it but very choked up. I was crying through the whole thing ❤️

  72. Great that he could turn tragedy into triumph.

  73. It was in 1996 when my boy took his last breath in my arms. It was like yesterday and I missed him dearly. Thank you Craig. God bless.

  74. That is awesome for Craig and Blake. Friendship isn’t about quantity it’s all quality as they prove an example of life happens but when you get time you are very supportive of each other. 💛🤙🏼

  75. We need more men like this in today’s world. ♥️

  76. i amezed how the holly spirit talk to you…..i know your son in good hand of GOD

  77. It's not all about u, Kelly

  78. The Holy Ghost whispered to him not to let the moment pass when he woke up from sleep singing the chorus. You know God wanted him to write that. God truly does loves His children by the beautiful songs people are inspired to create. I can’t imagine what that would do if I lost my child. He’s been so brave to share that over and over again.

  79. Hot damn I love Craig. He’s the type of guy I strive to be

  80. Ok, Ok, I Subscribed

  81. Losing a daughter to a drowning this song hits home….the pain never leaves ….I love that he did this song..thank you

  82. kelly sucks

  83. That's a beautiful song, Craig Morgan, it relates to alot of people that have lost friends, family, God bless you in all you do. Love your show Kelly Clarkson .

  84. Finally Blake is here

  85. I love how Blake came out and hugged every neck on stage.

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