Adam Craig Tells Story Behind ‘Just a Phase’ at Opry Debut [Exclusive Premiere]
Country newcomer Adam Craig shared the relatable story behind his song "Just a Phase" before his exciting debut at the Grand Ole Opry recently, and Taste of Country has your exclusive first look at the video that was captured there.
While he's been a songwriter for more than a decade, scoring cuts from Jason Aldean and Dustin Lynch, Craig is now beginning on the pathway to becoming an artist. His breakthrough single, "Just a Phase," is one that's personal to him and many of his fans.
"'Just a Phase' just kept raising its head," Craig explains in the clip above, saying that when he first started performing the song live, crowds had an overwhelming reaction to it. "I would literally strum the first note, then the crowd would scream it, so it was crazy. I guess I didn't realize it was that touching of a song."
The singer reveals that the song "touches on the vulnerability in a relationship," telling the story of those who feel they're dating someone "out of your league," but find comfort in the fact that they're on the same page for the time being. "But some day she's going to realize that it's just a phase," he admits.
Craig also raves about playing the Opry for the first time, singing "Just a Phase" inside the sacred circle during his debut on Feb. 4, 2017. Calling the experience "crazy," the singer says it's the place artists "hope and dream" to perform at one day.
The up-and-coming country star is serving as an opening act during select dates of Luke Bryan's 2017 Huntin’, Fishin’, & Lovin’ Every Day Tour that kicks off May 5 in Nashville and runs through October.
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