Thursday, May 26, 2022


The country music star and Army veteran’s winnings
from CBS’s “Beyond The Edge,” as well as a donation from Monster Energy Cares, will help fund the non-profit’s work to provide mortgage-free homes to wounded veterans and first responders

Left to right: Darlene Barrett (Monster Energy), Craig Morgan, Bobby Bones, and Operation Finally Home’s Dan Wallrath, Rusty Carroll, and Molly Halliday / © Grand Ole Opry, photos by Rachael Black

Country music star and Army veteran Craig Morgan surprised executives from Operation Finally Home on stage at the Grand Ole Opry Tuesday night during its special Salute The Troops show, presenting a check for $100,000 to support the organization’s critical work to provide mortgage-free homes and home modifications to wounded, ill and injured military veterans, first responders, and their families in honor of their service and sacrifice to our country and community. The donation, which includes his entire $70,000 won on CBS’s Beyond The Edge in addition to a $30,000 donation from Monster Energy Cares, will help fill the funding gap to provide a new mortgage-free home to a deserving family. Watch the moving moment HERE.

“We are excited to accept this donation, which will allow us to further our mission of honoring veterans, first responders and their families with homes and home modifications,” shared Dan Wallrath, Founder, Operation Finally Home. "Craig is an amazing ambassador for Operation Finally Home with a deep desire to honor and care for America’s heroes, and we are blessed by his generosity.”

Additional donations can be made to Operation Finally Home at

Left to right: Rusty Carroll (Operation Finally Home), Darlene Barrett (Monster Energy), Craig Morgan, Dan Wallrath (Operation Finally Home), Molly Halliday (Operation Finally Home) 
©Grand Ole Opry, photos by Rachael Black

Craig will also honor our military this weekend, performing during the National Memorial Day Concert, airing Sunday, May 29 on PBS – find local listings HERE. This fall, he’ll release his highly-anticipated personal memoir — God, Family, Country — arriving September 27 in partnership with Blackstone Publishing and available for pre-order HERE. He’ll also embark on his headlining Operation Finally Home Welcomes “God, Family, Country Tour 2022,” with special guest Ray Fulcher, kicking off October 19 in Green Bay, WI and closing with a very special Veterans Day Show on November 11 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Visit to find tickets and more.

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