Craig Campbell (singer)

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Craig Campbell
Born (1979-02-10) February 10, 1979 (age 35)
Origin Lyons, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Country
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar
Years active 2002-present
Labels Bigger Picture Music Group
Associated acts Tracy Byrd, Luke Bryan

Craig Campbell (born February 10, 1979) is an American country music singer. He is signed to Bigger Picture Music Group, for whom he has released two albums: Craig Campbell in 2011 and Never Regret in 2013. He has had five singles on the country chart.

Biography[edit]

Early years[edit]

Craig Campbell was born in Lyons, Georgia.[1] He grew up as one of five children in a blended family. His parents divorced when he was young, leaving his oldest sister—11 years his elder—to take care of the siblings while his mom worked many jobs. His mother married his step-father when Craig was 7. He saw his biological father every other weekend until his dad died when he was 11.[2] He played piano at his mother's church from age 10 to 18, and formed a band called Out of the Blue as a teenager.[1] He also won contests sponsored by True Value Hardware at 15 and at 18.[3]

2010-2011: Craig Campbell[edit]

In 2002, Craig Campbell moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he found several musician jobs. He also recorded demos and began writing songs after fellow singer Luke Bryan persuaded him.[1] Campbell also gained a gig playing in Tracy Byrd's road band.[4]

Campbell signed to Bigger Picture Music Group and released his debut single, "Family Man", on July 26, 2010.[5] It was included on an extended play titled Five Spot[6] and on his self-titled debut album, which was released on April 5, 2011. "Family Man" reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with a peak of #14 in April 2011. The album's second single, "Fish", released to country radio in June 2011, and reached #23 in October 2011. "When I Get It" peaked at #38 in early 2012.

2012-present: Never Regret[edit]

Campbell released his fourth single, "Outta My Head", in late 2012. The song was included on a second extended play of the same name and also appears on his second studio album, Never Regret, released on May 7, 2013. The album's second single, "Keep Them Kisses Comin'", was released to country radio on December 2, 2013 and would become his biggest hit. In May 2014, it was announced that Bigger Picture would be closing. Campbell was the label's most commercially successful artist.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[8]
US
[9]
Craig Campbell 14 65
Never Regret
  • Release date: May 7, 2013
  • Label: Bigger Picture Music Group
  • Formats: CD, music download
27 96

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Five Spot[10]
  • Release date: June 8, 2010
  • Label: Bigger Picture Music Group
  • Formats: CD, music download
Outta My Head
  • Release date: December 4, 2012
  • Label: Bigger Picture Music Group
  • Formats: CD, music download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[11]
US Country Airplay
[12]
US
[13]
CAN Country
[14]
2010 "Family Man" 14 84 Craig Campbell
2011 "Fish" 23 83
"When I Get It" 38
2012 "Outta My Head" 25 15 90 Never Regret
2013 "Keep Them Kisses Comin'" 15 9 72 29
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2010 "Family Man"[15] Shaun Silva
2011 "Fish"[16] Wes Edwards
"Fish" (Daytime Version)
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"[17] Marcel
2012 "When I Get It"[18] Wes Edwards
"Outta My Head"[19] Mason Dixon
2014 "Keep Them Kisses Comin'"[20] Shea Windley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Leggett, Steve. "Craig Campbell biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Senkosky, Madeline. "Craig Campbell Biography". Great American Country. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Richardson, Gayle (30 September 2010). "Craig Campbell: New Faces". The Boot. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Biography". Craig Campbell. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Phillips, Jessica (8 November 2010). "Who's New: Craig Campbell". Country Weekly 17 (45): 20. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  6. ^ "Roundin' up some fun". Fort Scott Tribune. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  7. ^ http://tasteofcountry.com/craig-campbells-record-label-closes/
  8. ^ "Craig Campbell Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Craig Campbell Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Five Spot listing". iTunes Store. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Craig Campbell Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Craig Campbell Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Craig Campbell Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Craig Campbell Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  15. ^ "CMT : Videos : Craig Campbell : Family Man". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  16. ^ "CMT : Videos : Craig Campbell : Fish". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  17. ^ "CMT : Videos : Craig Campbell : I'll Be Home for Christmas". Country Music Television. Retrieved December 4, 2011. 
  18. ^ "CMT : Videos : Craig Campbell : When I Get It". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  19. ^ Spicher, Wendy (November 5, 2012). "Watch the World Premiere of Craig Campbell’s New Video “Outta My Head” TONIGHT on GAC". Great American Country. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  20. ^ "CMT : Videos : Craig Campbell : Keep Them Kisses Comin'". Country Music Television. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 

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