Family Man (Craig Campbell song)

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"Family Man"
Single by Craig Campbell
from the album Craig Campbell
Released July 26, 2010 (2010-07-26)
Format Airplay
Music download
Recorded 2010
Genre Country
Length 3:39
Label Bigger Picture Music Group
Writer(s) Craig Campbell
Jon Henderson
Joel Eric Shewmake
Producer(s) Keith Stegall
Craig Campbell singles chronology
"Family Man"
(2010)
"Fish"
(2011)

"Family Man" is the title of a debut song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Craig Campbell. It was released in July 2010 as the first single from his self-titled debut album, which was released on April 5, 2011. Campbell wrote this song with Jon Henderson and Joel Eric Shewmake.

Content[edit]

The lyric paints a portrait of a modern working-class man struggling through tough economic times.

Critical reception[edit]

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock rated the single four-and-a-half stars out of five, comparing it to Alan Jackson in sound and praising the songwriting.[1] The song also received a positive review from Billboard reviewer Deborah Evans Price, who said that it had a "powerful message" and was a "thoughtful first performance".[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shaun Silva and premiered in October 2010.

Chart performance[edit]

It debuted at number 60 on the Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending August 14, 2010.[3] It also debuted at number 86 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of April 9, 2011.

Chart (2010-2011) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 84

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 49


References[edit]

  1. ^ Matt Bjorke (6 August 2010). "Craig Campbell — "Family Man"". Roughstock. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (1 October 2010). "Craig Campbell — "Family Man"". Billboard. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Edward Morris (7 August 2010). "Jerrod Niemann's "Lover, Lover" Is Country's Top Song". CMT. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Craig Campbell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Craig Campbell. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Craig Campbell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Craig Campbell. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 

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