CASE IH TO SPONSOR CRAIG MORGAN "INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER" TOUR

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RACINE, Wis. - (July 29, 2008) - Global farm equipment manufacturer Case IH has announced an agreement to sponsor a concert tour by country music superstar Craig Morgan. Titled "Craig Morgan Powered by Case IH . . . International Harvester. The Legend Rolls On," the collaboration follows up on the success of Morgan's hit song "International Harvester" with a cross-country tour that celebrates the American farmer.
According to Jim Walker, vice president, Case IH North American Agricultural Business, the connection between Case IH and Craig Morgan came about naturally. "The International Harvester brand is a big part of our tradition here at Case IH, so Craig's song really struck a chord around here," Walker says.
"In his music, Craig Morgan stands for a lot of the same things Case IH stands for: pride in our heritage, pride in American agriculture, and a rock-solid commitment to our core values. It just makes sense for us to join him out on the road."
One of country music's best-loved performers, BNA Records recording artist Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits. Morgan's new single, "Love Remembers," is rapidly climbing the country charts, and his most recent Top 10 hit was the fan-favorite "International Harvester." His other Top 10 hits include "Little Bit of Life," "Tough," "Almost Home" (Music Row Song of the Year in 2003), the chart-topping summer anthem "Redneck Yacht Club," and "That's What I Love About Sunday" - which spent five weeks at No. 1 and was Billboard's Most Played Country Song of the Year in 2005.
Morgan has performed on the legendary stage of the Grand Ole Opry more than 170 times and plays over 200 sold-out concerts a year. He spent ten years on active duty in the U.S. Army before launching his music career, and makes a point to perform as often as possible at U.S. military installations in the United States and abroad. He was awarded the USO Merit Award in 2006 for his tireless support of U.S. soldiers and their families.
As Morgan's tour crisscrosses the United States, there will be numerous tie-ins with local Case IH dealerships. In addition to on-stage and semi-trailer signage, Case IH and Farmall machinery will be on display at selected concert venues. Dealerships will be offered promotional opportunities like VIP tickets and concert meet and greet sessions.
Walker believes this sponsorship will reinforce the Case IH position to an important audience. "The same people who are Craig Morgan fans ought to be Case IH fans," he says. "If they like being in a concert seat, they should try the seat of a red Farmall tractor."
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Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive, reliable equipment - for those who demand more. With headquarters in the United States, Case IH has a network of dealers and distributors that operates in over 160 countries. Case IH provides agricultural equipment systems, flexible financial service offerings and parts and service support for professional farmers and commercial operators through a dedicated network of professional dealers and distributors. Productivity enhancing products include tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; and site-specific farming tools. Case IH is a brand of CNH (NYSE: CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Group (FIA: MI)..
For more information on Case IH visit us on the World Wide Web atwww.caseih.com.
For more information on Craig Morgan and an up-to-date tour schedule:
www.craigmorgan.com or www.myspace.com/craigmorgan
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Concert Schedule
First Date Venue City
State
7/30/08 Freeborn County Fair Albert Lea
MN
8/2/08 Dierks City Park Dierks
AR
8/6/08 Scioto County Fair Lucasville
OH
8/7/08 Washington Town & Country Fair Washington
MO
8/8/08 Iowa State Fair - Grandstand Des Moines
IA
8/9/08 Logan County Fair Sterling Sterling
CO
8/12/08 Midland County Fair Grandstand Midland
MI
8/14/08 Upper Peninsula State Fair Escanaba
MI
8/15/08 Pioneer Amphitheater Menomonie
WI
8/16/08 Dodge County Fair Beaver Dam
WI
8/21/08 Portage County Fair Randolph
OH
8/22/08 Country Pines Endicott
NY
8/23/08 Sandusky County Fair Fremont
OH
8/24/08 Six Flags America Mitchellville
MD
8/27/08 Indiana County Fair Indiana
PA
8/29/08 Country Tonight Theater Pigeon Forge
TN
8/30/08 Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre Mableton
GA
9/6/08 Historic Morganton Festival Morganton
NC
9/7/08 KOA Kampground Virginia Beach
VA
9/12/08 Southeast Missouri District Fair Cape Girardeau
MO
9/13/08 Bloomington Center For the Performing Arts Bloomington
IL
9/14/08 St. Joseph Country Fairgrounds South Bend
IN
9/26/08 Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Dover
DE
9/27/08 Champlain Valley Exposition Essex Junction
VT
10/4/08 Mountain State Forest Festival Elkins
WV
10/10/08 Heart O’ Tx Fairgrounds Waco
TX
10/30/08 Opryland Hotel Nashville
TN
12/31/08 Wildhorse - Nashville Nashville
TN