Fun Single Hits August 5, 2022
Craig Campbell relishes the freedom he has to entertain his dedicated legion of fans since launching his Grindstone Records label. On Friday, August 5, 2022, he leans to the fun side with the release of his “Things You Do In A Truck” single featuring Trea Landon. Campbell and Landon wrote the song with Blake Bollinger, and Craig produced the track with Bollinger and Cooper Bascom. Pre-save/add HERE.
“I had the idea for ‘Things You Do In A Truck’ and pitched it to Trea and Blake Bollinger to write it with me, and it’s been one of my favorites ever since,” said Craig. “When I recorded it, I knew immediately it needed to be released! I reached out to Trea to sing it with me, because he’s one of my favorite voices ever. That fact and being a co-writer on the song made it a no brainer for me.”
“I’m so glad to be a part of this song,” added Trea. “From helping co-write, to singing with Craig, it’s been so much fun. Growing up in the south, some of my favorite memories were in a truck, so this song was pretty fitting for both of us. I’m glad he asked me to do it!”
Last month, Craig hosted his 8th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge at Nashville’s famous Losers Bar & Grill and raised more than $25,000 for national nonprofit Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC). His father passed away with colorectal cancer at age 36, and he, his friends and family have now raised over $354,000 for Fight CRC.
Craig and his wife Mindy recently opened the Grindstone Cowboy Coffee Shop, and fans and coffee lovers alike have been flocking to Eagleville, Tennessee to grab a cup of brew, a pastry, sandwich and even hear some great country music. Thompson Square, Bryan White, Trent Tomlinson, and Canaan Smith have played sold-out shows in the intimate venue. Upcoming concerts include Mo Pitney, Trey Lewis, Tyler Rich, Drew Baldridge and Craig himself. Visit https://thegrindstonecowboy.com for ticket information.
Cover image art credit: John Rios
For updates on tour dates and other news about Craig, visit: https://www.craigcampbell.tv/
About Craig Campbell: In a world fueled by the smoke and mirror act of overnight success, Campbell has long been admired for his patience and persistence on the road less travelled. A consistent balancing act of traditional values and modern industry trends, Campbell is also considered by many to be one of the most talented yet under the radar stars, across all genres. The magic of the keys brought him his hunger for music as a child. The good ole’ down home boy grew up playing his mother’s piano and singing in church. After graduating high school, he took a job as a corrections officer in his hometown of Lyons, Georgia. But music never left his side. Taking a cue from the sounds of classic country and idols like Travis Tritt and Randy Travis, Campbell started a band and played local and national bar gigs. When the guitar player quit, Campbell took that as a sign to chase his dreams all the way to Nashville, Tennessee.
With two Starting in 2002, the young hopeful spent the next several years paying his dues as a demo singer by day and Lower Broadway gigger by night. He connected with fellow South Georgia native Luke Bryan and started touring as his keyboard player. A year and a half long keyboard stint with Tracy Byrd soon followed, and he took over as bandleader down at The Stage on Tuesday nights on his non-touring days. His smooth chops and hot blooded stage presence soon caught the eye of industry execs and in 2009, Campbell signed his first record deal.
His debut single, “Family Man,” hit the Billboard top 15 in 2011. “Outta My Head” also cracked the top 15, catchy tune “Fish” garnered more than 10 million demand streams. His 2014 breakout hit “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” was on its way up the charts when Campbell got the unexpected that his label had closed. He and his devoted team continued to press radio stations around the country, so much so that the single ended an impressive run well inside the Top 10, which is unheard of for a song with no financial backing.
He signed with Red Bow Records, a division of the Broken Bow umbrella, and “Tomorrow Tonight” made it into the top 40, followed by perhaps his most poignant and well-known work to date, “Outskirts of Heaven.” “Outskirts” showcased Campbell’s vulnerability and deep rooted faith and was praised by Rolling Stone and Taste of Country, among others.
The impact of “Outskirts” prompted media appearances and memorable performances at nationally televised NFL games, the TODAY show, CMA Fest, and the Grand Ole Opry, the latter of which he has made over 50 appearances to date. And in a full circle moment, the down home Georgia boy reunited with buddy Luke Bryan on his highly successful 2017 Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day Tour.
In the summer of 2018, Campbell released his first new music in five years with his “See You Try” EP on Broken Bow. The title track became an instant crowd pleaser with its confident, flirty lyrics and boot stompin’ melody. The EP also found a home for both an electric and acoustic version of “Outskirts of Heaven.” By August of 2018, Campbell and Broken Bow had mutually parted ways. After a two-year break, he came back last year with the highly anticipated single, “It’s About Time.”
About Trea Landon: Some people sing country music and some people live it. Trea Landon does both. Born in Daisy, GA, the Warner Music Nashville recording artist was raised with a fishing pole in one hand and the keys to the pickup in the other. Equally at home on a four-wheeler as he is on a stage, this country boy translates his real-life experiences into music drenched with authenticity – telling tales of love, heartbreak, dirt roads and good times in a way that lets you know he’s lived all of it. With a lilting voice that lends itself to both stadium ready rockers and acoustic-backed love songs, Landon effortlessly combines a traditional tone with a modern edge. Citing fellow Georgia-natives The Peach Pickers as one of his major influences, Landon followed in their footsteps to Nashville in 2015 and landed a publishing deal within four weeks of his arrival. A major label deal with Warner Music Nashville followed just two years later, and he has since released an EP and an acclaimed series of classic covers. Now its onto new music, beginning with “Things You Do In A Truck” alongside Craig Campbell. Landon, having already toured with the likes of Luke Combs, Cole Swindell and Riley Green, continues to perform at venues across the nation. For more information go to trealandon.com.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/08/craig-campbell-to-release-things-you-do-in-a-truck-featuring-trea-landon/New ReleasesPress Release"Things You Do In A Truck",Annual Celebrity Cornhold Challenge,Blake Bollinger,Bruan White,Canaan Smith,craig campbell,Fight Colorectal Cancer,Grindstone Cowboy Coffee Shop,Losers Bar & Grill,Thompson Square,Trea Landon,Trent Tomlinson,Trey Lewis,Tyler Rich