First Song From Upcoming
The Lost Files: Exhibit B Available June 9, 2023
Craig Campbell has set Friday, June 9, 2023 as the release date for the first single from his The Lost Files: Exhibit B album. The upbeat “What I Thank (When I Drank)” can be pre-saved/added HERE. Craig wrote the song with Wyatt McCubbin for his Grindstone Recordings label.
“If you know me, you know I love 90s country, and when Wyatt and I wrote this, I knew immediately it had to be that kind of song,” said Craig. “From the chicken pickin’ to the squeezbox, if this song don’t get you fired up…nothing will!”
Craig released the 16-track The Lost Files: Exhibit A in February. The album covered music recorded during two label deals and other songs he had cut over the years. The collection of songs he called “unfiltered, unapologetic, and from my heart” will be followed by Exhibit B later this summer.
Craig has set Tuesday, June 6, 2023 for his 9th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 6th & Peabody in downtown Nashville. Craig, his wife Mindy, and a host of artists and celebrities will partner with the highest-bidding fans to compete for a trophy and bragging rights. A free concert starring Craig and several of the artists will immediately follow the trophy presentation.
Fans can place bids HERE to compete on one of the teams alongside the likes of Mindy Campbell, Big Vinny, Ashland Craft, Hannah Dasher, Charles Esten, Lucas Hoge, Tayler Holder, Trey Lewis, Tim Montana, Jerrod Niemann, Mitch Rossell, Shaylen, Holly Stocks, and Craig himself.
This year’s Celebrity Cornhole Challenge will benefit the Kenny Campbell Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Craig Campbell to honor his father who lost his battle with Colorectal Cancer at age 36. The organization specializes in raising money for research hospitals and doctors who focus on finding a cure and preventative measures for Colorectal Cancer. Colorectal Cancer is a disease in which cells in the colon or rectum grow out of control, making it extremely difficult to treat. Colorectal Cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women. Please join us in the fight against Colorectal Cancer.
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CMA Fest attendees can catch Craig performing at the Ascend Amphitheater stage at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10. He will be signing autographs in the Roper booth at 11:30 a.m. and the CMA Fest booth at 1 p.m. in the Music City Center on that same day. A CMA Fest pass is required for Music City Center access.
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 Lyons, Georgia native grew up playing his mother’s piano and singing in church. He took a job as a corrections officer in his hometown after high school, but music never left his side. He 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.
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 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” cracked the top 15, and 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 news 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.
A deal with Red Bow Records, a division of the Broken Bow umbrella, yielded the top 40 “Tomorrow Tonight” followed by 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, he reunited with buddy Luke Bryan on his 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.” Campbell and Broken Bow mutually parted ways in August of 2018. 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.
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