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Campbell sets May for soph CD

Thursday, March 28, 2013 – After selling more than a half-million tracks from his debut effort, Bigger Picture artist Craig Campbell today said his sophomore album, "Never Regret," will drop May 7.

The 12-song project, which features the lead single Outta My Head, was produced by Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) and CCMA Album of The Year producer Matt Rovey.

Campbell had several hits from his debut, including Fish.

Shortly after the release of his sophomore record and in honor of his late father, Campbell will host the inaugural Celebrity Cornhole Challenge to benefit the TJ Martell Foundation's colon cancer research efforts. The announcement of June's event comes at a timely moment as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close.

"This tournament will benefit colon cancer awareness and research, which I am very passionate about," said Campbell. "My father passed away at the age of 36 from the disease, and what better event to benefit colon cancer care than a 'Cornhole' tournament." Last week, Campbell joined Alan Jackson to perform at the Stars Go Blue concert in Nashville to benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance.

The Craig Campbell Cornhole Challenge will take place on June 4 from 2-7 p.m. at the Public Square in Downtown Nashville as the unofficial kickoff to 2013's CMA Music Festival week.

Campbell will be joined by fellow country artists and celebrity friends including Chase Rice, THE FARM, Gloriana, Greg Bates, Jerrod Niemann, LoCash Cowboys, Love and Theft, Rachel Bradshaw, Australian duo Baylou, GAC's Suzanne Alexander, Titans Kicker Rob Bironas, and more to be announced.

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Never Regret CD review - Never Regret
Chances are good people will think they've heard an unknown Dierks Bentley song on the radio, when in fact it was actually a Craig Campbell tune. That's because Campbell sounds a whole lot like Bentley during "Never Regret." About the only chief difference between Campbell and Bentley songs, however, is how Bentley adds so much humor to his tunes. He also has a far more expressive singing voice. One of the few places Campbell adds in some humor is during My Baby's »»»
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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: The Surly Gentlemen prove anything but – For about the past six months, veteran bluegrassers Clay Hess, formerly of Kentucky Thunder, and Tim Shelton of NewFound Road, along with Clay's son Brennan, have collectively been The Surly Gentlemen. The trio's sound is probably best described as stripped down bluegrass meets singer/songwriter. These Surly Gents have been playing small... »»»
Concert Review: Isbell shines – Jason Isbell was in a jubilant mood shortly after taking the stage at the Anaheim House of Blues' recently relocated new location. Now situated in a shopping strip called the GardenWalk, yet still close to the Disney theme parks, Isbell later humorously noted how the area is so clean. He even referred to it as a "tiny Toronto.... »»»
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