Talk about life imitating art! "Dancing With the Stars" Season 13 champ and former Army soldier and wounded veteran J.R. Martinez is set to make an appearance on an August episode of Season 6. J.R. will play a physical therapist who works with wounded veterans, and he'll make his trip down to Charleston, South Carolina, to film his spot next month.
"Army Wives" comes back with all-new episodes starting June 24 at 10/9c.
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We're not quite sure how we feel abut new Army Wife Jackie Clarke just yet, but when it comes to her choice in musical guests to serenade Fort Marshall, we have to give her a standing ovation! Country star Craig Morgan guest stars on Episode 4 of "Army Wives" this Sunday, marking his acting debut and performing at an event on the show. In an exclusive Q&A with the "Army Wives" Blog, Craig shares his own Army story with fans, spills which of the show's hubbies he'd switch places with and tells us which songs he's playing on Sunday's show.
I think the fans will be surprised to know how closely you actually relate to “Army Wives"! Tell us more about why you were such a perfect fit to guest star and perform on the show.
Craig Morgan: I was in the Army active duty for over ten years, so I can relate to both the soldiers and the Army Wives in the show. I have my own "Army Wife" of 24 years at home… you just can’t undo that training! There is definitely a special dynamic among the military community and I think "Army Wives" does a good job of showing that while taking creative liberties in plotting the story line. The show does bring attention to the fact that there are families involved and affected by every decision our government makes regarding military action. It gives military families and veterans a show they can relate to and provides insight into life on post for civilians… with a bit of dramatic flair, of course! This was a perfect place for me to make my scripted acting debut and I'm incredibly proud to be part this episode.
Besides having lived the life, had you tuned in to "Army Wives" before?
I had definitely seen the show (even though I don't get to watch as much TV because of my tour schedule), but yes. My wife is a fan too, so she gives me updates. The ladies at my label were really excited about this appearance too. There are several HUGE fans of the show there and I hear a lot about it on the road from fans!
Our fans love behind-the-scenes stories what was it like being on the set of “Army Wives”? Any funny stories from the set or were you nervous at all?
I wasn't really nervous because I was playing myself so I couldn't mess it up too bad. Plus, I've had plenty of experience being in front of the camera with my own show "Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors." I have to say that being on set with "Army Wives" was such a great experience. Everyone was so nice and great to work with total pros!
One thing that I found funny was the boots; the ladies on the show have to stand around so much on the set and we were outside so the high heels had to come off during the down time. There was someone who would come and wipe off the heels. And I guess standing around in high heels is not so comfortable... I know I hear my wife complaining when we are standing on the red carpet for a long time!
How did you choose which songs to perform on “Army Wives” and why do you think the AW fans will love those particular tunes?
"This Ole Boy" is my current single on country radio and it really describes my life and just an everyday lifestyle. "Love Loves a Long Night" is my first "sexy song" and I think it was perfect for the story in this episode. It's a sultry song about love and how you never want the night to end when you're with your sweetheart.
If you could return to the show and create your dream character, who it would be? And if you got to take over for one of the Army Husbands who would it be?
Well, since I’ve already been on the show as myself and I have talked with the Army about serving in some capacity again so I can officially retire out I only lack three years or so I could come back as myself reenlisting. That could be fun! Like the Craig Morgan character, but not! Then, since [one of the Army Wives] wanted to go to the concert so badly, I could do another concert so she can go, maybe even cause a little onscreen drama. Haha!
If I was taking over for one of the husbands on the show, I'd probably pick Frank Sherwood because he is a such a proud soldier and commanding leader… and Catherine Bell would be a nice perk! I’m so glad I have my own cool former Army wife!
The guest stars keep comin' on "Army Wives" Season 6, and Sunday's episode is one we've been waiting ever-so-impatiently for since the first second the news broke that "All My Children" star Susan Lucci would appear on this season. The time is now... well, this Sunday at 9/8c, when Susan joins the cast and the Army Wives as someone that will offer Claudia Joy sage advice on her budding rivalry with Jackie Clarke (played by Kelli Williams).
Get a first look at the mini-"All My Children" reunion with pictures of Susan Lucci from Sunday's show here! Do you notice another new face in the "Army Wives" crowd? Episode 4 will also feature country star Craig Morgan's appearance and performance. Stay tuned to the "Army Wives" Blog for an exclusive Q&A with the musician about his time on the show and visit the Episode 4 Music Guide now to peek at what songs he'll be playing.
Who has been your favorite "Army Wives" guest star from Season 6? What about favorite guest star of ALL TIME? Share your answer below!
This Sunday marks "Army Wives" Season 6 guest star Kelli William's first episode. As we reported earlier on the blog, Kelli joins the cast as Jacqueline “Jackie” Clarke, the ambitious wife of the 2-star Major General Kevin Clarke, played by "Gossip Girl" actor Robert John Burke. The newest Fort Marshall couple are pictured to the left view more Episode 3 pictures here!
Kelli Williams and Robert John Burke make their "Army Wives" debut this week on Episode 3, but stay tuned for more Season 6 guest stars, including Susan Lucci, Kellie Martin, Ryan Michelle Bathe, country artist Craig Morgan and more!
Are you excited to see Kelli Williams on Season 6? Do you think she'll fall into the friend, enemy or frenemy category with the other Wives?
This week on the set of Season 6, the "Army Wives" cast welcomed another guest star to the post — "ER" actress Kellie Martin! Kellie joins the cast as a member of the military police. She may be a stranger to South Carolina (as she Tweeted upon her arrival) but she's old workout friends with cast member Sally Pressman! Follow the official "Army Wives" Twitter and Kellie Martin for more updates.
Robert John Burke, who has recently starred as Chuck Bass's father Bart in "Gossip Girl" and in "Rescue Me" as Father Mickey will appear on seven episodes of Season 6 as a general and (fellow guest star!) Kellie Williams' character's husband.
We've already seen some top secret sneak peeks of actress Ryan Michelle Bathe in scenes with Sterling K. Brown aka Dr. Roland Burton. Ryan will appear on Season 6 as the head of a Youth Center that David, the Burtons' newly adopted son, is attending. What makes the pairing of Sterling and Ryan so special is the couple's real-life bond the two are married and recently had their first child! Stay tuned to the "Army Wives" Facebook page for these videos and more from the set of Season 6.
What guest stars would you like to add to the already-impressive list for "Army Wives" Season 6? Leave your comments below! Follow "Army Wives" and the cast now and stay tuned for live Tweeting during new episodes next year!
We have another exciting name to the add to the familiar faces joining Fort Marshall for Season 6 of "Army Wives" and this time, it's a man! Craig Morgan was on the Charleston, South Carolina, set to film a performance for the show's upcoming season and the country star is now hoping to be back for more.
In an interview with "The Tennessean" Craig spilled about his time on set: “For whatever reason, they liked me,” he reports. “And when it’s all said and done, they’re going to try to write me in on a real role. How cool is that? It would be awesome.”
Not only is this news cool (and awesome :), it's easy to see why he would be a perfect fit for the show! The singer is a family man with Southern roots and also a veteran of the U.S. Army. If he snags a role, Craig will join Susan Lucci and Kelli Williams as Season 6 guest stars.
Let's play casting directors, shall we, "Army Wives" fans? What role would be perfect for Craig Morgan on this season of "Army Wives"?