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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Craig Campbell To Release “Never Mine” May 21

Craig Campbell is known for tugging hearts with impactful songs like “Family Man,” “Outta My Head,” “Outskirts of Heaven” and others, and today he announced the release of his new single, “Never Mine,” on May 21, 2021. Written by Craig with Jim McCormick and Jacob Rice, the new song expresses the pain and heartache when someone falls in love and spends quality time with a person, only to find out the feelings aren’t mutual. “I had the idea for ‘Never Mine’ in my phone for a couple years,” said Craig about the song. “I never could map it out in my head, so it just stayed in my phone. One day I woke up and it made sense. I threw the idea out to Jim (McCormick) and Jacob (Rice), and we knocked it out. I believe everyone has been in this situation. Spending quality time with someone only to find out it wasn’t as special to them as it was you. It’s country music.” “Never Mine” will be supported by a full radio promotion campaign, Campbell’s first in over three years, with a planned impact date of June 14 on Grindstone Records. A music video is scheduled to be shot in Florida later this month, and plans are to have it on the air to coincide with the radio add date. Craig’s most recent streaming and music video release, the rowdy “Good Things Come To Those Who Drink,” is currently being supported by a line dance and the TikTok BottlePop Challenge. He and western wear model/social media influencer Holly Stocks introduced the challenge, where fans hold two beer bottles in one hand and skillfully pop one open with the heel of their boot, and then post the video on TikTok. Check it out HERE or on his TikTok. Upcoming tour dates include: May 13 Loveland, CO Acoustic at The Boot Grill May 21 Kendall, WI Camp Douglas Armed Forces Days May 22 Dahlonega, GA Iron Mountain Resort June 5 Omaha, NE Barnato June 25 Dolgeville, NY Acoustic at Rustic Ties June 26 Denver, NC Denver Area Business Fireworks Festival Dates are being added regularly, so check Craig’s website for updates.

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. 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 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. 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.”


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