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Bush Impersonator, Ex-Gov Play Dueling Guitars

Author, comedian, impersonator John Morgan, a finalist on ABC Television’s The Next Best Thing  who is best known as “The Definitive President George W. Bush,” recently shared the stage with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee when he performed before more than 1,200 people in Nashville at the inaugural Leadership Convention of Trail Life USA, a youth character development organization.

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John Morgan, left, wife Kathy Morgan, center, and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee stop for a moment following a recent performance by John Morgan and Huckabee at the Trail Life USA National Leadership Convention to chat.
(John Morgan photo)

In addition to sharing his music and playing the guitar with Governor Huckabee, Morgan kept the audience entertained with his spot-on impersonation of the 43rd U.S. President.

 “John Morgan was totally off the chain,” said John Stemberger, CEO of Trail Life USA. “I laughed so hard I could hardly breathe. It was truly one of the funnest–and funniest–pieces of comedy I have ever heard. He had the large crowd roaring and many of the conference attendees said it was the single best dinner event they had ever been to. John masterfully combines, comedy, impersonation, music and a meaningful message or two to make this a unique entertainment act that has no equal.”

Morgan currently is promoting his upcoming release, War On Fear. The book discusses Morgan’s personal struggle with fear that he says prevented him from achieving all the dreams God had placed on his heart. “Once I declared war on fear, it changed the way I lived and has provided me with victory and peace,” he says.

Though the book details his own story, Morgan has observed that every man and woman struggles with fear. His hope is that his new book will enable people to move forward toward their God-given dreams and not be bullied by unseen forces.

War On Fear follows the 2008 publication of My Life As A Bush…and My Heart for Imitating Jesus, co-written by Morgan and Vince Wilcox with a forward by Governor Huckabee.

About Trail Life USA:

Trail Life USA is a Christian adventure, character, and leadership movement for young men. The K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers. For more information, visit traillifeusa.com.   

About John Morgan:

When John Morgan was discovered at a “Bush for President” rally in 2000, the Orlando, Fla., native went from selling appliances to performing at the President’s Inauguration. By 2007, Morgan was bringing his big-time comedic impersonation to arenas all across America, appearing live before tens of thousands on Sean Hannity’s “Freedom Concerts” and before hundreds of thousands on “The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular,” where he amazed audiences with his guitar playing and singing.

With a small cadre of “Secret Service” agents stationed around him, Morgan nods his head and greets the crowd with the President’s trademark Texas drawl. Morgan’s show combines his hilarious but respectful impression of President Bush with a few famous George W. faux pas, blended with a mix of parody songs and finishes up with an inspiring message about hope and determination. He elicits heartfelt laughter from both sides of the political aisle.

Millions have seen him on America’s Got TalentThe Family FeudHeadline NewsHannity & Colmes, E! Entertainment Network, ABC’s The View, and The 700 Club. Fans even voted him a finalist on ABC TV’s celebrity reality show, The Next Best Thing. Morgan has won two Mirror Image Awards and a 2005 Cloney Award for Best Historical Impersonation. In 2009, he received The Grady Nutt Humor Award from the Gospel Music Association. Morgan has also been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and has been interviewed by an international array of newspapers, including The Sunday London Times.

Morgan and his wife, Kathy, still reside in sunny Orlando with their four sons, Christopher, Stephen, Daniel and Jonathan, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and five exciting grandkids. Morgan’s inspiring journey is chronicled in print. My Life as a Bush…and My Heart for Imitating Jesus, with forward by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, is filled with laugh-out-loud stories, audacious encounters, and spiritual insights. Each chapter of Morgan’s story encourages readers to become imitators of the greatest Man who ever lived. He currently is touring to promote his next book, War On Fear.

For more information on Morgan, My Life as a Bush and the upcoming War On Fear, visit georgebushimpersonator.com  or johncmorgan.com. Follow him on Facebook (facebook.com/BushGuy) or Twitter (@bushguy).