Long celebrated for his new-school take on classic Country, Red Bow Records’ Craig Campbell is back with a fresh blast of uptempo fun, offering up a brand-new single titled “See You Try” today (3/16).
Penned by Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard with James McNair and Jordan Schmidt, the twangy barstool anthem finds Campbell shifting gears for a wild-and-free hit in the making, marking his first release since 2016’s uplifting critical triumph, “Outskirts of Heaven.”
“I feel like it was well worth the wait on my end, and I’m hoping the fans will feel the same way,” Campbell says of the track. “I believe in divine providence and I feel like this song was meant for me, so I’m excited, and I feel like this is a game-changer.”
Check out yesterday’s world premiere of “See You Try” – including a flirtatious lyric video featuring Campbell’s beautiful wife, Mindy – on Billboard.com.
Produced by Bart Butler (Jon Pardi’s California Sunrise), “See You Try” feels like a natural mix of fan favorites “Fish” and “Keep Them Kisses Comin’,” as Campbell playfully invites a country cutie to see if she can change his mind about a boys’ night out. Well known as a devoted family man, though, Campbell says the irresistible track reminds him of one woman and one woman only – his wife of more than 12 years.
“When I’m doing my thing with my friends and she’s ready to leave, I love for her to try to convince me,” he explains. “Like ‘Hey, it’s time to go. And if you go with me right now, then this is gonna happen.’ Even though we’ve been married for a little while now, I still get excited when she does those things.”
A regular guest on the historic Grand Ole Opry stage, exceptional vocalist and critically acclaimed live performer, Campbell is on the verge of breaking out to superstardom after nearly a decade of success on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and beyond.
Songs like “Family Man,” “Fish” and “Outta My Head” started the Georgia native off, striking a chord after the singer-songwriter was discovered in Nashville’s famous honky-tonk, The Stage. Since then, “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” has cracked country radio’s Top 10 and “Outskirts of Heaven” found tastemakers praising Campbell’s heartfelt sincerity, paving the way for the next chapter of his story.
Campbell is coming off a standout year which included Luke Bryan’s 2017 HUNTIN’, FISHIN’ AND LOVIN’ EVERY DAY Tour, and is currently working on his debut studio album for Red Bow Records – his third full-length project overall. He’ll headline select dates across North America throughout the summer of 2018.
Purchase/stream “See You Try” here.