What Campbell describes as a "sexy love song" is the last little jolt he needed to turn himself into a recognizable star. His November release "Keep Them Kisses Comin'" showed up in March on the top 40 Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
If that wasn't enough, it debuted in May at No. 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"It was an amazing feeling," Campbell said. "Especially seeing the crowds' reactions and singing along."
But it didn't stop there.
The song's success continued to snowball as it showed up on charts across the nation. In April, it made the Top 10 Billboard Country Airplay list, peaking last week at No. 7.
"Leading up to that, I thought I had already made it. I was in
Campbell's hits also include "Family Man," "Fish" and "Outta My Head."
The 35-year-old rural-raised Georgian recalls how his musical inquisition originated.
"Music chose me," he said. "I was a little kid when I discovered that I enjoyed playing the piano. No matter how good I was, it was just something I loved to do."
At a very young age, he began performing openly in church.
"It was a small church, so they let anyone sing no matter how good or bad you were," he joked.
At the age of 15, it was evident Campbell wasn't one of the bad singers when he entered "The Jimmy Dean TrueValue Country Showdown" talent show. After all of his self-taught commitment, it was no wonder he took home the competition's top honor.
"That's when I realized I definitely wanted to be on stage," he said.
After last year's lack of attendance at the
"It's something that I grew up attending every year. I want to make sure I can do whatever I can to help continue the tradition," Bock said.
"The fair really holds some sentimental value to me and I would hate to see such a great staple and tradition of our community die," he added. "I'm really hoping the community comes out and supports our efforts.
"I will guarantee a great show by Craig. ... For us to be able to grow the fair and continue to get bigger acts each year, we need community support. That's all there is to it."
Friday's concert will kick off with
"It is always a blast getting to perform on the same stage and open up for great acts that have songs rising on the charts," SwitchBak's
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