1. Despite His Label's Demise, Craig Campbell is Keeping His Single Comin'

    May 15, 2014 5:01 PM EDT On May 6, Craig Campbell performed at the Grand Ole Opry and shared excitement with the audience that his single, “Keep Them Kisses Comin’,” was No. 11 on the Country Airplay chart and poised to become his first top 10 hit. Two days later news bro ...

  2. Anatomy of a Hit: Craig Campbell’s ‘Outta My Head’

    November 15, 2013 1:04 PM EST A single’s chart history is measured in weeks and milestones, but never in beards. So when Craig Campbell’s “Outta My Head” began what ultimately became a marathon journey up the Country Airplay chart, it was funny -- at first -- when one of the ...

  3. Country Labels Revive Two Forgotten Arts: Artist Development—And Patience

    November 07, 2013 8:20 PM EST There are still periodic examples of record companies going one and done with an artist—as in, dropping them from the roster after just one failed single. But country music labels notably appear to more often to be playing the long game of late, ...

  4. Toby Keith to Headline Australia's CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival

    September 02, 2013 12:26 AM EDT Toby Keith is heading Down Under for his first-ever Australian performance. The country superstar will headline the 2014 CMC Rocks the Hunter festival, on a bill that includes compatriots the Eli Young Band, Kellie Pickler, Craig Campbell, Paul Th ...

  5. CMT Music Awards: 10 Things You Didn’t See on TV

    June 06, 2013 2:08 AM EDT . The Color Purple: The red carpet is clearly passé. The Academy of Country Music used to have an orange rug, the Country Music Assn. favors black, and the CMTs – you’re lookin’ at purple. What shade of purple? That was up for debate. Kip Moore s ...

  6. Craig Campbell Is Back With 'Never Regret'

    May 09, 2013 5:27 PM EDT There's a song on the new Craig Campbell album "Never Regret" that brings back the memories for the singer. Titled "That's Why God Made The Front Porch," he says that it was inspired by his growing up years in Lyons, ...

  7. Backbeat: Warner Nashville's ACM Party Draws New Talent – RaeLynn, Angie Johnson – and Top Managers to MGM Grand

    April 08, 2013 11:36 AM EDT The buzz of Hunter Hayes rightfully permeated the Warner Nashville party held outdoors at the MGM Grand after the ACM Awards concluded. Warner Nashville president John Esposito was thrilled to hear that Hayes had been hanging out with Stevie W ...

  8. Craig Campbell: 'Outta My Head' Was Sent to Him By Mistake

    November 29, 2012 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Craig Campbell's phone has rung quite a bit, since his debut single "Family Man," hit radio a couple of years ago. But, sometimes, the phone call is for the other Craig Campbell in Music City -- one of the town's most respected p ...

  9. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars, Adele Arrive On Pop, Adult Charts

    October 08, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bruno Mars blasts in with 'Locked Out of Heaven,' while Adele does some bonding with radio of her own with 'Skyfall.' Plus, new No. 1s for P!nk, Mumford & Sons and Wisin & Yandel. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a ...

  10. Amanda Palmer Changes the Way Albums are Funded Through Kickstarter

    June 13, 2012 7:20 PM EDT You may have missed it, but music business history was made May 30 when singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer raised $1 million in less than a month for an album no one has heard. She did this on Kickstarter, an online platform that has helped thousands ...

  11. Backbeat: ACM Weekend With Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley; Capitol and Warner Afterparties and Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot!

    April 03, 2012 2:01 PM EDT From left: Musicians Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton and TV personality Lee Lakosky participate in the NRA Country ACM Celebrity Shoot Hosted By Blake Shelton at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in South Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Gett ...

  12. 615 Spotlight: Darren Warren Sees Cancer Fight as Stepping Stone

    November 30, 2011 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 When you hear "Cowboy Up and Party Down," the latest single from newcomer Darren Warren, you might think the Kentucky-born singer doesn't have a care in the world. While he admits he tries to live his life with a smile now, there was ...

  13. American Country Awards: Zac Brown, Jason Aldean Lead Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The nominations for the 2nd Annual American Country Awards were announced, and it was a big day for many of the top younger stars in the format. Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band led the way with eight nominations each. On their heels were newcome ...

  14. Sony's Campbell Adds VP Stripes

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Continues to report to John Grady. As first tipped in Inside Track in Billboard's Aug. 27 issue, Craig Campbell has been officially promoted to VP of media/publicity at Sony Music Nashville. He continues to report to label president John Grad ...

  15. ARIAs To Continue Despite Fire

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards is to go ahead on Oct. 19 despite a fire destroyed the studios of the gala's producers. The Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards is to go ahead on Oct. 19 despite a fire ...

  16. ARIAs To Continue Despite Fire

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards is to go ahead on Oct. 19 despite a fire destroyed the studios of the gala's producers. The Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards is to go ahead on Oct. 19 despite a fire ...