Craig Campbell, "Family Man"

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Although he's still a newcomer, Craig Campbell has become an impressive songwriter while honing his skills with veteran country producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, George Strait). On his debut single, "Family Man," the Georgia native paints a portrait of a modern working-class man struggling through tough economic times. Singing about the reasons he perseveres in the face of adversity, Campbell embodies the character so well that the listener can picture the calluses on his hands. Meanwhile, Stegall's skilled production nicely pairs with Campbell's emotional lyrics, creating a memorable sound and a powerful message that should resonate with a large audience. "Family Man" finds an up-and-coming artist delivering a thoughtful first performance, and this well-written ballad is going to hit home for many country music listeners.