If you ever get the chance to visit Craig Morgan on his 500-acre farm in Dickson, Tenn., which is about 40 miles west of Nashville, don’t be surprised if he puts you to work. There’s plenty to do, including tending to his beehives, chickens, greenhouse, garden, aquaponics, smokehouse, wine cellar, wood-working area and more.
Fortunately, the country music singer and Army veteran is turning some of those hobbies into a business with the opening of The Gallery at Morgan Farms in Dickson. The family owned business creates organic items and products from reclaimed, repurposed and recycled materials.
“We have art from an unbelievable artist named Kimberly Daniel, and almost everything else is something that has been made by someone in my family,” says Craig to Nash Country Daily. “After my son [Jerry] passed away [in July 2016], I started messing with wood quite a bit—it was a great therapy for me. I started making wooden bowls, spoons and serving trays and all kinds of stuff out of repurposed materials like old barns. My sister makes things out of pallet material and it will blow your mind. My wife has been making quilts. We sell our honey that we raise on the farm and in Georgia. My oldest son makes beard combs out of wood.”
In addition to honey and beeswax products, items made by Craig include hand-carved wooden bowls, spoons, cheese trays, bread boards, serving trays, cutting boards, candle holders and more. Offerings will also include furniture accessories created from pallet materials by Craig and his family. Quilts and other hand-sewn items from Craig’s wife, Karen Greer, his daughter, Alexandra Beaird, and other family members will also be showcased. Craig’s son, Kyle Greer, is producing a line of beard-related grooming products.
The gallery will also feature items created and produced by some of Craig’s fellow musician friends, including Zac Brown, Billy Dean, Eric Paslay and more.
Craig and Karen have also commissioned local Dickson artist Kimberly Daniel to paint various scenes from around Craig’s farm. Prints and reproductions will be available in the store.
“Dickson is growing so much,” says Craig. “I love being home. It’s my hometown. Doing this store, we get to help support the community of Dickson. And we can do things like sell a particular item where the proceeds will go to the Jerry Greer Memorial Scholarship Fund and other charities like the Craig Morgan Dickson County Foundation. It makes sense for us to be in Dickson.”
The Gallery at Morgan Farms is located at 123 N. Main St in downtown Dickson, Tenn., open Tuesday through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Check out some photos below.
main photo by Jason Simanek