Craig Campbell could be addressed in multitude of ways this year including artist, songwriter, record label owner, producer, publisher, and Grindstone Cowboy coffee shop owner. Last night, he added City Councilman of Eagleville, Tennessee to his repertoire after winning the seat in last month’s election.
“Opening Grindstone Cowboy was a dream come true for (wife) Mindy and me, and working with the great folks in Eagleville as we went through the process of pulling permits, renovating the building and getting the business up and running was fascinating…and a ton of work,” said Craig. “I’m grateful for the support we’ve received and really wanted to get involved with what goes on with the city, so I decided to run for city council…and won!”
Craig will be one of five city council members, who along with the mayor and vice mayor, will oversee planning, budgeting, citizen concerns, and more for the growing Middle Tennessee community.
The Campbells opened Grindstone Cowboy earlier this year with a focus on coffee and other drinks, and customer demand quickly led them to expand their food offerings. Also a music venue, they have hosted sold-out shows with Canaan Smith, Trent Harmon, and others with Adam Sanders performing January 13 and Lonestar front man Richie McDonald on February 2.
In addition to releasing several singles of his own on his Grindstone Records label, Craig signed, produced and released music on new artists Cody Cozz and Ethan Payne in recent months. Craig and his talented daughters, Preslee and Kinni, released the modern classic “Mary Did You Know” this holiday season and will host two sold-out Christmas shows at Grindstone Cowboy this weekend. Listen HERE.
In June, Craig hosted his 8th Annual Craig Campbell Celebrity Cornhole Challenge and raised more than $25,000 for national nonprofit Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC).
An announcement about new music from the “Family Man” and other exciting plans for 2023 will come early next month.
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 traveled. 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 launched Grindstone Records and has been busy recording and releasing his own music as well as signing other artists to his label.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/12/craig-campbell-sworn-in-as-eagleville-tn-city-councilman/NewsPress Release"Family Man","Outta My Head",Cody Cozz,craig campbell,Eagleville Tennessee City Councilman,Ethan Payne,Grindstone Cowboy,Grindstone Records