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Campbell signs with Red Bow

Monday, December 1, 2014 – Craig Campbell announced on Monday that he signed with Red Bow Records, part of the Broken Bow label group.

Campbell, who had a hit with "Keep Them Kisses Comin'" and "Family Man," had been on the Bigger Picture label, but that shut down in May. The Georgia native is on the more traditional side of country.

In an interview with Billboard, Campbell said, "It's an amazing feeling. I've had my eyes on them, and am just in awe of how they have been breaking artists and are having so much success in being a powerhouse record label. Some people would call them an independent, but they have been kicking everybody's butt. I wanted what they have, and after Bigger Picture closed, I made a call and the Good Lord shined love down on me, and got me a meeting with them, and the rest is history. I'm so excited."

Campbell worked "Keep Them Kisses Comin'" himself on country radio after Bigger Picture folded.

Campbell said that Thompson Square led the way to his signing with Red Bow. "I've been buddies with Thompson Square for a long time, and when the label closed, I got a call from Kiefer [Thompson] who asked me what was going on. I told him, and he said, '[Label owner] Benny Brown is all about good music, and he would be lucky to have you. Do you want me to make a call?' I told him that if he felt comfortable, that would be awesome. For another artist to come to me and tell me that they wanted me to be a part of their label, that was pretty cool."

"Benny is a music man, and he's got a great track record of picking great songs. He loves country music, and that's what I am. I don't want to pigeonhole myself into being a more traditional sound, but I do feel that is where I fit. He gets it. He understands me and my music, and that's another reason I wanted to be over there."

No date was set for releasing new music.

Campbell co-wrote "All American Kid" on Garth Brooks' new disc, "Man Against Machine." This was the first time another artist recorded one of Campbell's songs.

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