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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Outta My Head
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.'
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