Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell

by Craig Campbell


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Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell follows up his debut country chart single "Family Man" with a self-titled debut album that identifies him as much as a songwriter as a singer. A Georgia native, Campbell has a resonant country tenor-baritone that serves him well. He has taken a lot of songwriting meetings around Nashville, and his name is on all but one of the tracks as a writer, always along with one or two others. That helps him avoid typical Nashville formula writing, but the material is uneven and sometimes idiosyncratic. Two references to dipping snuff on one album is a lot even for a country record these days, and the novelty song "Fish" is a single-entendre joke of the kind that hasn't been heard since that old sophomoric tune "Shaving Cream" -- it's really another word starting with "F" that the singer has in mind, a word that rhymes with "luck." That Campbell thinks the humor in such a number outweighs the vulgarity is supported by the album's relative lack of romance. The opening track, "I Bought It," starts out as a love song, but turns into one of revenge, while "That Going Away Look (About Her)" isn't very female-friendly either. Only "All Night to Get There," the one song Campbell didn't co-write, has anything positive to say about women. On the other hand, he is, as he says, a "Family Man," and there is a ready-made follow-up in "My Little Cowboy." Still, maybe next time it might be nice to have more songs about love and fewer ones about snuff

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2011
Label: Bigger Picture Group
UPC: 0093624962922
catalogNumber: 525571
Rank: 28378

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Craig Campbell   Primary Artist
Gary Prim   Piano
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
John Hobbs   Piano,Wurlitzer
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Bobby Terry   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

John Kelton   Engineer
Tim Nichols   Composer
Keith Stegall   Composer,Producer
Carson Chamberlain   Composer
Vicky McGehee   Composer
Arlos Smith   Composer
Ashe Underwood   Composer
Michael White   Composer
Brice Long   Composer
Matt Rovey   Engineer
Jason Matthews   Composer
Lance Miller   Composer
Jon Henderson   Composer
Jim McCormick   Composer
Lee Brice   Composer
Rob Hatch   Composer
Philip Douglas   Composer
Wade Kirby   Composer
Dan Couch   Composer
Joel Shewmake   Composer
Craig Campbell   Composer
Dan Murph   Composer

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