RED BOW Records’ Craig Campbell celebrated Thanksgiving this year with a riveting performance of his current single “Outskirts of Heaven” at the 83rd Annual McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago, IL, which aired nationally on WGN America (11/24). The only country music artist featured in the parade, Campbell joined HBO’s “Veep” star Matt Walsh, Showtime’s “Shameless” actress Emma Kenney, Harlem Globetrotters and Miss Illinois among others. Immediately following his performance, Campbell took to the streets to surprise parade attendees with Starbucks’ gift cards to give thanks for all of the blessings in his life as seen on his Facebook page here.

“Performing in Chicago’s historic parade, with my wife Mindy and girls in the audience, was a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving,” said Campbell.  “I’m blessed to have a family to celebrate with and opportunities like this. I decided to spread my good fortune with others by paying it forward and surprising people with Starbucks gift cards. It was fun for me and really brightened some people’s day. I overheard one security guy saying it was the best gift he’d ever received! Aside from not being able to find a Chicago pizza place that was open…it was a great Thanksgiving!”

Campbell made his NBC’s TODAY debut earlier this year with “Outskirts of Heaven” (Campbell, Dave Turnball) and the powerful song has racked up rave reviews with fans praising; “brought me to tears,” “gave me chills,” and claimed “this is what country music is supposed to sound like.”

Following 2015’s “Tomorrow Tonight,” Campbell has been in the studio working on his RED BOW Records debut album. Previously sharing the stage with Randy Houser, Alan Jackson, The Band Perry, Jerrod Niemann, and Justin Moore, he is currently playing shows nationwide and has a special surprise announcement coming soon.

For more information on Craig Campbell and tour dates, visit www.craigcampbell.tv.


Campbell launched on to the country music scene with the release of his self-titled debut album (2011) delivering the hits “Family Man,” “Fish,” and “When I Get It.” To date, he has logged five consecutive charted hits with over a billion radio airplay audience impressions and over a half million downloads. Acclaimed as one of the genre's most neo-traditionalist singers, his Top 15 breakout debut “Family Man” was featured on HBO’s True Blood and fan-favorite “Fish” has tallied nearly 400,000 digital copies sold. Campbell earned his first Top 10 smash with the infectious “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” from his sophomore album NEVER REGRET (2013). The gifted songwriter co-wrote Garth Brooks "All American Kid" off of MAN AGAINST THE MACHINE. Prior to landing his first record deal, the Lyons, GA native spent time on the road playing keyboard for both Tracy Byrd and Luke Bryan - shows that inspired him nightly. He was soon discovered while playing a regular gig at the downtown Nashville honky-tonk, The Stage.