Craig Campbell Announces Debut Album Release Date
On March 1, Bigger Picture Group will be releasing Craig Campbell's eponymous debut album. The album features Campbell's notable baritone vocals, as well nine songs penned by the singer, such as his debut single, 'Family Man,' currently No. 25 on the Country Singles chart.
Campbell credits his tenure at Nashville's The Stage to landing a record deal. “It’s been a training ground for my live show and trying out new songs,” he tells Taste of Country. “I was ‘discovered’ there and met [producer] Keith Stegall for the first time at The Stage. My music probably wouldn’t be what it is today without it.”
Nashville-based Stegall has been in the business for the last 25 years, recently helming two successful country albums: Zac Brown Band's 'The Foundation' and Alan Jackson's 'Freight Train.' Keith is also helming the Harters upcoming debut album.
“Before moving to Nashville I would read CD booklets to see who wrote the songs, who played on the records and who produced the tracks,” Campbell explains. “Keith Stegall's name would consistently show up as Producer on all my favorite music, so getting to work with Keith, let alone releasing my debut record, is a dream come true!”
Campbell -- who cites Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Clint Black and Travis Trit as his musical influences -- moved to Nashville in 2002 to pursue a career in music, landing a gig as keyboardist in Luke Bryan and Tracy Byrd's bands.
Campbell just wrapped up his five-year residency at Nashville's The Stage, where spent many gigs with his now-wife Mindy.