Craig Campbell has officially joined superstar Luke Bryan’s Huntin, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Everyday Tour, kicking off a month of East Coast shows with three incredible nights in Gilford, NH, this past week (8/8, 8/10, 8/11).
A former keyboard player in Bryan’s band, the tour marks a full-circle moment for Campbell, who credits Bryan with convincing him to pursue his own career as a Country artist.
“He said, ‘Man you need to be writing songs, and you need to be writing with different people, twice a day,’” Campbell recalls. “That’s where you can define yourself as an artist, and nobody is going to sing them better than you.’”
Campbell returned the favor with an energetic 30-minute set of traditionally-minded Country, pumping up the thousands-strong crowd for the night to come with stand-out tracks like “Fish,” “Outta My Head,” “Keep Them Kisses Comin’,” and new tune “Talk Country To Me,” plus his show-stealing, praised hit “Outskirts of Heaven.”
Still lifting spirits, “Outskirts of Heaven” continues to inspire a hushed sense of soul-stirring wonder in audiences around the world, showing all the marks of a career-defining single. Filled with ringing acoustic guitars, crying steel, and heartfelt vocals, the song describes Campbell’s love for the simple beauty of rural life, and his hope to find the same in the hereafter.
Critics and fans alike have connected strongly with the track, with Rolling Stone Country calling it “one of ’s most faithfully Country songs” and Carrie Underwood proclaiming, “Craig Campbell, I love ‘Outskirts of Heaven!’ It makes me happy!!!” on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the Georgia native is working toward the release of his debut album for Red Bow Records (more details coming soon), and is just coming off a string of patriotic passion projects. Campbell performed a powerful rendition of “American Anthem” for the nationally-televised Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks score, and in December of 2016 embarked on a star-studded USO holiday tour with stops in Turkey, Quatar, Afghanistan, and Germany.
Here’s a complete list of Craig’s upcoming appearances on the Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour
August 17 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
August 18 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
August 19 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
August 25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 26 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 27 – Wantaugh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
September 6 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
September 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
September 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Keybank Pavilion
For more information on Craig Campbell and additional tour dates, visit www.craigcampbell.tv.