Campbell was born and raised in the small town of
Lyons, Georgia. Being able to perform with Tracy
Byrd and Luke Bryan helped him catch the break he
needed to pursue his own musical career. On the
advice of Bryan, he began writing and singing his
own songs which made him a more valuable commodity
to the country music industry.
Campbell penned nine of the eleven tracks of this
album including the first song to be released,
"Family Man," which was inspired by the birth of his
daughter. It gives you a look into the life of a
hardworking, devoted, loving parent. I can honestly
say, I relate to the verses,
"I've been working as a temp /
At the local factory / I hope they hire me on full
time / I've got shoes to buy and a mouth to feed."
A couple of my favorite cuts are "You Probably Aint"
and "Fish," both are upbeat tunes that are
guaranteed to give you a little chuckle. Throughout
the entire CD Campbell's tenor voice is positively
alluring, it reaches out and captivates you.
On his website it states, "The one word Keith used a
lot with me is iconic, we don't want to be a
one-song project, we're gonna shoot for 20 years."
Keith meaning songwriter/producer Keith Stegall,
best known for working with country artists Alan
Jackson and Zac Brown Band. Regarding this album he
says, "It's traditional back-to-basics, true country
music. It's what I am. I can't be anything else."
Well, I think he hit the nail on the head, he has
accomplished just that.
Be on the look-out for Craig Campbell, he will be
touring this year on the Country Throwdown Tour with
country stars Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Randy
Houser and Lee Brice.