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Bigger Picture Group folds

Thursday, May 8, 2014 – Bigger Picture Group, the home of Craig Campbell, shut its doors on Thursday.

Country Aircheck reported that the label laid off most of its staff of about a dozen people while trying to find strategic and financing alternatives, according to CEO David Robkin. "Unfortunately, our efforts to adequately finance the company or align ourselves with the proper strategic partner have not been successful to date," Robkin said to Country Aircheck. "We continue our efforts in these areas. It is difficult to announce this as the entire Bigger Picture team has worked so passionately on behalf of our artists and the company."

President Michael Powers said, "It's hard to find the words to properly thank the staff and artists at BPG. We have hit records on the radio even as I type this, which makes it extra hard. I have never witnessed more tenacity, pride and creativity in my life. This group of people dug in and held on with all of their hearts and never let go. Thank you all so very much for the chance to see that in a staff. And above all, thanks for being my friends. I also want to thank each and every radio partner that always opened their doors and let us in to work our great music - your friendship and your business is always very much appreciated."

Lucy Hale, whose debut was slated to come out in June, is on the label. Chris Janson, Blackjack Billy and Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of former NFL great Terry Bradshaw, were also on Bigger Picture. The label started by handling promotion for Zac Brown Band in 2008.

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Never Regret CD review - Never Regret
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Think of Craig Campbell's "Outta My Head" EP as a batter in the on deck circle. The title track will be the lead single on his upcoming sophomore album with Bigger Picture. Coming in at just over 16 minutes, its brevity is matched only by its catchiness. Each of the five tracks has lead single potential. Styles range from the reggae tinged My Baby's Daddy to the rocking Keep Them Kisses Comin.' Having spent time playing with Tracy Byrd, Campbell is cut from the traditionalist cloth. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Carlile takes her chances on feeling "Blue" – During a rare moment sitting at the piano and appropriately dressed in blue, Brandi Carlile paraphrased a memorable Joni Mitchell quote. Basically, it went that, if you listen to Joni Mitchell music and only picture Mitchell - but not yourself - something is wrong. While Carlile, who performed Mitchell's "Blue" album in its entirety for... »»»
Concert Review: The Head and the Heart go beyond the nah nahs – "Nah nah," "la la" and "Wee oh" populated a number of songs from The Head and the Heart. Yes, the Seattle-based band does pen a good amount of sing-along songs that were clearly designed that way. And while that style can certainly engage and energize a crowd, there was more to that from the sextet.... »»»
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