Wednesday, January 18, 2023
– Craig Campbell will release a new album, "The Lost Files: Exhibit A," on Feb. 17 through his own Grindstone Recordings.
This is the first part of a double album. The first single from the project, "Tractor Songs," was written by Walker Hayes and drops Jan. 27.
"This double album has been a long time coming," Campbell tweeted. "After becoming an independent artist back in 2019, I have been chomping at the bit to get this music to you. This collection of music is very special to me. These are songs that I love and believe in with all that I am. My fans fell in love with me when there was steel and fiddle on my records. I truly hate that I got away from that for a bit trying to chase something that wasn't real, but I humbly admit, I am a work in progress. Not everyone is going to love this album, and I am ok with that. However, THIS is the real me. Unfiltered, unapologetic, and from my heart."
As for the single, Campbell tweeted, "Sometimes you hear songs on the radio and say, 'Man! That's a hit! I wish I could cut that before they did!' All I can say is I'm glad I cut Tractor Songs before anyone else! Shoutout to Walker for sending this song to me first."
The new disc contains new recordings along with material Campbell cut for previous labels, but were unreleased.
Campbell helped write 11 of the 16 songs.
Campbell, 43, has released two full-length CDs and two Eps. The most recent release was "See You Try" in2018 on Red Bow Records. He enjoyed top 20 hits with "Family Man" in 2010 and "Keep Them Kisses Comin'" in 2013.