Craig Monday

Craig Monday

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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Biography

Nashville’s Adroit Records is delighted to welcome Craig Monday to their expanding roster of talented singer-songwriters.

With his pure country voice and youthful charm, Craig Monday may have taken the long way to reach this point in his career, but with cuts by Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, there is no doubt that he is exactly where he’s meant to be.

Tennessee-born Monday, who first picked up a guitar in the 6th grade, says, “I remember being blown away by Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi and thinking man that really looks cool.” At age 16, after listening to his share of rock music, he was inspired to become a songwriter.

“I try writing songs based on things that are happening in my life,” says Monday. “I started writing with the intentions of composing a great rock song, but everything that came out always sounded country.”

Making the move to Music City in’96, Monday shared the stage with some of country music’s greatest including Grammy Award winner Linda Davis and tunesmith icon Tony Lane. In 2003, Monday was featured at ASCAP’s Country Music Awards and performed his apropos tune, “This Song Ain’t Free,” before Congress.

“Craig Monday is the reason this record company exists,” says Adroit President Jim Tract. “The first night I went to the Bluebird Café I heard Craig perform ‘Heaven Is A Small Town’, and when he got to the hook, people gasped and then spontaneously applauded. It was mind boggling to me that an audience could be that astute and appreciative of great songwriting. That was the moment that the idea for Adroit was born.”

“Just seeing someone like your songs, follow you to shows and keep showing up at your performances is amazing,” says Monday. “There’s nothing more exciting than knowing someone likes what you do. Hopefully, when this is all done, people will say that guy got lucky a few times and wrote some pretty good songs.”

Lyrics

Come Out Vigrinia

Written By: Craig Monday

Come Out Virginia
Written by: Craig Monday and Geoff Reid
Copyright 2010 Coach Sed Run Music (BMI), Kicking Bird Songs/Songs of Windswept Pacific – Bug Music INC (BMI)

Come out Virginia
You know that band you like
Thyre tuning up on stage
And theyre playin here tonight

Come out Virginia
MMM
Come out Vigirnia

Come out Virginia
They’ve got your favorite drink
On special tonight
Two for one first twos on me

Come out Virginia
Yeah come out Virginia

Bring your sexy body
Wrapped up in that black dress
I gotta see you honey
My mind is all a mess
Don’t worry about tomorrow
Hey it’ll be alright
I sure could use your love and company tonight
Come out Virginia

Come out Virginia
To tell you the truth
These other girls that want to hold me
Don’t hold a thing on you
Come out Virginia
Yeah well come out Virginia

Bring your sexy body
Wrapped up in that black dress
I gotta see you honey
My mind is all a mess
Don’t worry about tomorrow
Hey it’ll be alright
I sure could use your love and company tonight
Come out Virginia

Bring your sexy body
Wrapped up in that back dress
I gotta see you honey
My mind is all a mess
Don’t worry about tomorrow
I’ll get you home alright
I sure could use your love and company tonight
Come out Virginia
Come out viriginia
Come out Virginia
Oh (Virginia)
Come out Virginia

A Little Crazy Last Night

Written By: Craig Monday

A Little Crazy Last Night
Written by: Chris Wallin and Craig Monday
Copyright 2005 Songs of Bud Dog Music/Music of Windswept (ASCAP), Wallerin Music (ASCAP), Red Cape (ASCAP)

Steel drums still ringin in my head
Well I feel pain so I'm not dead
From the looks of things it looks like
It got a little crazy last night

Could I get your name again?
Some situation that we're in
Woke up by each other's side
Got a little crazy last night

Last thing I remember I told the bartender
Mix rum and whatever you have
First one drink then two
Then I woke up with you so I
Know things can't be all that bad
But it's still a little hazy
Got a little crazy last night

Are these your shoes that I have on?
Is this your bed, is this your home?
All I know is it's not mine
Got a little crazy last night

Last thing I remember I told the bartender
Mix rum and whatever you have
First one drink then two
Then I woke up with you so I
Know things can't be all that bad
But it's still a little hazy
Got a little crazy last night

I think I feel a fresh tattoo
What is it of I wish I knew
Couldn't get more out of sight
Got a little crazy last night

Last thing I remember I told the bartender
Mix rum and whatever you have
First one drink then two
Then I woke up with you so I
Know things can't be all that bad
But it's still a little hazy
Sounds a little shady
I think she might have payed me but
Got a little crazy last night

Got a little crazy
Got a little crazy

Harlan County

Written By: Craig Monday

Harlan County
Written By: Craig Monday and Bobby Terry
Copyright 2010 Kicking Bird Songs/Songs of Windswept Pacific-
Bug Music INC (BMI)
Terrytex Music, ASCAP & Two Texans Music,
ASCAP Administered by Big Loud Shirt

Saw it on the Harlan county late night news
Man gunned down wearing nothing but his cowboy boots
Little motel on the edge of town
Sheriff said that’s where it all went south
Would else where’d it be homicide
Around here it was just a fight
Poor two timing fool he should’ve known

You don’t drive down Razer Ridge without a real good set of brakes
You don’t handle snakes on Sunday if you ain’t got the bait
You don’t go around no bull with a red t-shirt on
You don’t do a Harlan county Kentucky girl wrong

(no no no) (no no no)

Leif and the shooter shooting Jim Beam down
This morning at a bar stool wearing last night’s nightgown
She said the only thing I’m guilty of
Is wasting good lead on a no good love
She said I was always good to him and I thought that he had more sense
That two timing fool he should’ve known

You don’t drive down Razer Ridge without a real good set of brakes
You don’t handle snakes on Sunday if you ain’t got the bait
You don’t go around no bull with a red t-shirt on
And you don’t do a Harlan county Kentucky girl wrong

(no no no)

Everybody knows that you don’t make a New York woman wait
and if she’s born and raised in Texas you don’t talk down about her steak
You don’t go around no bull with a red t-shirt on
And you don’t do a Harlan county Kentucky girl wrong

And get away with it

Come on

Discography

Hit Songwriter Series Presents: Craig Monday