Country Music

“This Ain’t Nothin'”: Craig Morgan’s Take on Losing Those Dear to You

Launched into the music scene in January 2010, Craig Morgan delved deep into the wells of emotion and sentiment with his heartfelt single, “This Ain’t Nothin’.” The song, penned by the talented duo Kerry Kurt Phillips and Chris DuBois, marked Morgan’s 17th single release. It climbed its way into the top 40 of the US Country Charts in 2010 and was a highlight of Morgan’s fifth studio album, “That’s Why.”

Craig Morgan shared in interviews that “This Ain’t Nothin'” was a later addition to the album. Initially, the album was set to feature ten tracks that Morgan was particularly fond of. However, during the recording sessions, Morgan felt a strong connection to “This Ain’t Nothin'” and another track, “Bonfire,” prompting a desire to include them in the album.

The initial plan was to save these songs for a future album, but the final versions of the tracks resonated so strongly with Morgan and his team that they decided to take an unusual step. They halted the distribution of the existing albums that had not yet been sold and reissued the album with the inclusion of these two poignant songs, replacing two others that were initially part of the lineup.

“This Ain’t Nothin'” is a song that resonates deeply with listeners, often moving them to tears with its powerful narrative. The song tells the story of an elderly man being interviewed by a reporter in the aftermath of a devastating tornado. The reporter is curious about the emotional impact of losing one’s home to such a disaster. The elderly man responds with a perspective shaped by profound loss, explaining that the loss of a home pales in comparison to the loss of loved ones.

He recounts the pivotal losses in his life: the death of his father in a tragic mining accident when he was just eight years old, the loss of his younger brother in the tumult of Vietnam, and the most heart-wrenching loss of his wife of fifty years to a prolonged illness. These personal tragedies underscore a poignant truth: material possessions and time cannot fill the void or heal the pain brought on by the loss of loved ones.

“This Ain’t Nothin'” stands out as one of Craig Morgan’s most emotionally stirring songs, serving as a stark reminder of the deep pain associated with losing those close to our hearts. It’s a song that requires the listener to brace for an emotional journey, perhaps with a box of tissues at hand, as they immerse themselves in the poignant storytelling that Craig Morgan so masterfully delivers.


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