Date: Tuesday, July 19
Time: 10am ET/CT
I’m getting a birthday present. I know Craig Campbell, one of my favorite new country artists, didn’t plan it that way. But, when I wake up on my birthday, July 19, I’ll be heading straight to the television to watch Craig make his debut appearance on NBC’s Today show! I received a press release today about the show on Tuesday, and I couldn’t wait to share it all with you! Those of you who have to work are definitely going to want to get your recording devices ready to make sure you don’t miss this one. “Outskirts of Heaven” is the most country song on country radio today. And, we country music fans love Craig for that! Below is the press release – so read it, and get ready!
[Press Release] With hits including debut “Family Man,” cleverly written “Fish” and fan-favorite “Keep Them Kisses Comin’,” RED BOW Records’ artist Craig Campbell will perform his critically-acclaimed new single, “Outskirts of Heaven,” on NBC’s TODAY July 19.
Making its television debut, “Outskirts of Heaven” (written by Campbell with Dave Turnbull) has received rave reviews from the media commending the song for its return to traditional country. Rolling Stone Country describes the single as “a ballad with a sweeping, Nineties-style twang” while Nash Country Daily notes “‘Outskirts of Heaven’ represents real country at its finest and purest, with crying steel guitar and traditional storytelling at the core…If this isn’t a hit, then heaven help us.” And Taste of Country declares, “Songs like Craig Campbell’s ‘Outskirts of Heaven’ refocus a country genre that’s easily distracted.”
Following 2015’s “Tomorrow Tonight,” Campbell has been in the studio with producer Mickey Jack Cones working on his RED BOW Records’ debut album. Having shared the stage with Randy Houser, Alan Jackson, The Band Perry, Jerrod Niemann and Justin Moore, he is currently touring across the U.S. and will be playing major fairs and festivals throughout the summer.
ABOUT CRAIG CAMPBELL: Campbell launched on to the country music scene with the release of his self-titled debut album (2011) delivering the hits “Family Man,” “Fish,” and “When I Get It.” To date, he has logged five consecutive charted hits with over a billion radio airplay audience impressions and over a half million downloads. Acclaimed as one of the genre’s most neo-traditionalist singers, his Top 15 breakout debut “Family Man” was featured on HBO’s True Blood and fan-favorite “Fish” has tallied nearly 400,000 digital copies sold. Campbell earned his first Top 10 smash with the infectious “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” from his sophomore album NEVER REGRET (2013). The gifted songwriter co-wrote Garth Brooks “All American Kid” off of MAN AGAINST THE MACHINE. Prior to landing his first record deal, the Lyons, GA native spent time on the road playing keyboard for both Tracy Byrd and Luke Bryan – shows that inspired him nightly. He was soon discovered while playing a regular gig at the downtown Nashville honky-tonk, The Stage.https://www.countryschatter.com/2016/07/craig-campbell-to-make-his-debut-on-nbcs-today/Press ReleaseTV Appearancecraig campbell,Dave Turnbull,Mickey Jack Cones,NBC Today,Outskirts of Heaven,Red Bow Records