Madison Man Wins $50K For Original Song About Rescue Dogs

Brent Morgan sings "Two Best Friends" in a video he filmed for Petco's "Great Ones" contest

Brent Morgan sings "Two Best Friends" in a video he filmed for Petco's "Great Ones" contest

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison man has won a big prize for his musical talent, and for his love of animals.

Brent Morgan entered Petco’s “Great Ones” contest to sing about his two rescue dogs, Fred and Charlie. His original song, “Two Best Friends” won the $50,000 grand prize!

Brent Morgan sings "Two Best Friends" in a video he filmed for Petco's "Great Ones" contest

Brent Morgan sings “Two Best Friends” in a video he filmed for Petco’s “Great Ones” contest

In addition, Petco is giving $50,000 to Brent’s shelter of choice, Huntsville Animal Services.

Petco flew Brent and his wife Jae to Los Angeles this week to appear on Access Hollywood.

Brent’s song is about his love for his pets for everything they do. In it, he sings “it’s hard to say who rescued who” about his rescue dogs.

He found Fred, the tan dog, just before the tornadoes hit on April 27, 2011.  He kept Fred while he looked for his owner, unsuccessfully.  He and his wife adopted Charlie, the black dog, earlier this year from Huntsville Animal Services.  They figured he’d be a nice companion for Fred.

L to R: Fred and Charlie

L to R: Fred and Charlie

In addition to the grand prize, Petco awarded $25,000 to a first prize winner and $25,000 to their shelter of choice, and $5,000 for three second prize winners with matching prizes for their favorite shelters.

Brent is a worship leader at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Madison.  He’s also been a finalist in other national jingle contests and you can see him performing music at various venues from time to time in Huntsville and Madison County.

Congratulations Brent!

1 Comment

  • Sue Taylor

    Great Story! Fred and Charlie look very happy and healthy. They are both. beautiful! I love hearing happy endings for pets. They all deserve good homes. Congratulations Brent! The song and video. are heart warming.

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