Craig Morgan's son, Jerry Greer, found dead following boating accident

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Country Singer Craig Morgan's Teenage Son is Missing


Jerry Greer, the 19 year-old son of country singer Craig Morgan and wife Karen Greer, has been found dead after a boating accident over the weekend.

Greer's death was confirmed in a statement issued by Morgan's label, Black River Entertainment. The Humphreys County Sheriff's Department recovered his body after a search that began Sunday following the incident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee.

Craig Morgan's Son, Jerry Greer, Missing After Boating Accident

"It is with deep sadness that I am confirming the passing of Jerry Greer (19), son of country music entertainer Craig Morgan and wife Karen Greer. The Humphreys County (TN) Sheriff's Department recovered his body this evening after a search that began Sunday following a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee. A 2016 graduate of Dickson County High School, Jerry planned to play football for Marshall University in the fall.

"The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and requests prayers at this time as they privately mourn this terrible loss," the statement reads. "Jerry is survived by parents Craig and Karen Greer, sister Aly Beaird and brother-in-law Ryan Beaird, brother Kyle Greer and fiancé Chelsea Rogers and brother Wyatt Greer."

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Country star Brad Paisley led tributes to Greer, who planned to play football for Marshall University in the fall.


"Myself, my band and crew, our hearts are broken for our friend Craig Morgan and his family. There are no words."

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Craig Morgan, right, and Karen Morgan arrive at the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17: Singer Craig Morgan attends 'FOX & Friends' All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on June 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17: Singer Craig Morgan performs during 'FOX & Friends' All American Concert Series at FOX Studios on June 17, 2016 in New York City. (Kris Connor/FilmMagic)
MANHATTAN, KS - JUNE 27: Singer/Songwriter Craig Morgan performs during 20th. Anniversaty of Kicker Country Stampede Manhattan, Kansas - Day 3 on June 27, 2015 at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Kicker Country Stampede)
MANHATTAN, KS - JUNE 27: Singer/Songwriter Craig Morgan visits with campers during the day 3 of the 20th Anniversary of Kicker Country Stampede on June 27, 2015 at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Kicker Country Stampede)
NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 11: Singer/Songwriter Craig Morgan performs at Sam's Place - Music For The Spirit at Ryman Auditorium on January 11, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 10: Craig Morgan performs on stage during the Hometown Holiday show hosted by 100.7 The Wolf at Showare Center on December 10, 2014 in Kent, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 10: Craig Morgan performs on stage during the Hometown Holiday show hosted by 100.7 The Wolf at Showare Center on December 10, 2014 in Kent, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)
TWIN LAKES, WI - JULY 25: Singer/Songwriter Craig Morgan performs at Country Thunder USA - Day 2 on July 25, 2014 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)
TWIN LAKES, WI - JULY 25: Singer/Songwriter Craig Morgan performs at Country Thunder USA - Day 2 on July 25, 2014 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)
VANLEER, TN - JULY 20: Host/Singer/Songwriter Craig Morgan (right) with his wife Karen Greer participate in the Celebrity Off-Road Trail Ride during the 8th annual Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation Benefit at Paul Allen Farm on July 20, 2014 in Vanleer, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
VANLEER, TN - JULY 20: Host & Singer/Songwriter Craig Morgan participates in the Celebrity Off-Road Trail Ride during the 8th annual Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation Benefit at Paul Allen Farm on July 20, 2014 in Vanleer, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, AZ - APRIL 12: Singer/Songwriter Craig Morgan performs at Country Thunder USA In Florence, Arizona - Day 3 on April 12, 2014 in Florence, United States. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder USA)
NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 20: Singers/Songwriters John King, Kellie Pickler and Craig Morgan are joined by Gordon Kerr CEO Black River Entertainment (3rd from left) backstage at the Black River Entertainment Lunch & Performance as part of CRS 2014 Day 2 on February 20, 2014 at the in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 07: Singer/Songwriter Craig Morgan performs at the 2014 ATA Trade Show Party sponsored by F3 Entertainment at Margaritaville on January 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 01: Craig Morgan performs during the Downtown Hoedown at Comerica Park Parking Lot on June 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Singer Craig Morgan attends the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Singer Craig Morgan attends the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
DICKSON, TN - AUGUST 11: Host Singer/Songwriter Craig Morgan performs during the Craig Morgan 6th annual charity concert at Dickson Middle School on August 11, 2012 in Dickson, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, AZ - APRIL 12: Singer/Songwriter Craig Morgan performs during the 2012 Arizona Country Thunder Music Festival - Day 1, April 12, 2012 in Florence, Arizona. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images For Country Thunder)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 01: Singer Craig Morgan arrives at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2012/Getty Images for ACM)
MANHATTAN, KS - JUNE 26: Singer/Songwriter Craig Morgan Performs at the 2010 Country Stampede music festival at Tuttle Creek State Park on June 26, 2010 in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 06: Singer Craig Morgan performs during the Frosted Pink Presented By sanofi-aventis and Wachovia Putting Women's Cancer on Ice at the Barker Hangar on October 6, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Frosted Pink)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 17: Singer Craig Morgan poses in the press room at the 40th Annual Academy Country Music Awards at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on May 17, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Singer Craig Morgan performs at Taste of Chicago on July 1, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)
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