You’re never too old to serve your country, according to one country music star.
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That’s what Craig Morgan thinks, anyway.
The “Redneck Yacht Club” and “That’s What I Love About Sunday” artist reenlisted in the U.S. Army reserve at the age of 59 on stage at the Grand Ol’ Opry Saturday night in front of a sold-out audience.
“I’m excited to once again serve my country and be all I can be in hopes of encouraging others to be a part of something greater than ourselves,” Morgan said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“I love being an artist, but I consider it a true privilege and honor to work with what I believe are the greatest of Americans, my fellow soldiers. God Bless America. Go Army,” he added.
Morgan served for 17 years in the Army and Army Reserve. He was part of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions, holding the rank of E-6 Staff Sergeant and specializing as a Fire Support Specialist, the report said. He reenlisted as a Warrant Officer, however.
Additionally, he possesses various certifications, including Airborne, Air Assault, and Rappel Master qualifications, the outlet added.
“Every Soldier who enters the Army has the opportunity to become the best version of themselves, and Staff Sgt. Morgan is no exception. I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes and how he impacts other Soldiers around the Army,” General Andrew Poppas, who swore Morgan back in, said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
Morgan said he also plans to continue touring and releasing new songs.
On the day of the ceremony, Morgan posted a throwback photo of himself in uniform on his social media with the caption, “Once a soldier, always a soldier I love our country.”
Last year, Morgan told Fox News Digital that despite being raised in a musical family where his father and uncles were involved, he had never viewed music beyond being a mere hobby.
“It never seemed like it was something that was a career for them, even though it kind of was, at times, and especially for me, even throughout my military career,” he said at the time.
“It wasn’t until later in my military career that I thought that I could possibly pursue it as a profession.”