On episode #233 of his podcast, the BobbyCast, Bobby Bones chatted with Craig Campbell on the phone about his new song, “It’s About Time,” which is out now. Craig told Bobby that he has been waiting quite a while to release this song to the world.
“It’s been a long time coming,” says Craig. “I’ve been wanting to put this song out for, shoot, probably six years. I recorded it in 2013.”
Craig explained that the song was originally supposed to follow his 2014 Top 10 hit, “Keep Them Kisses Comin,’” but his record label, Bigger Picture Music Group, closed before they were able to release it. He then signed with BBR Music Group, but the song wasn’t able to be released there either. Craig has since parted ways with BBR.
“I don’t have to ask permission anymore, so I decided to put it out myself,” he says.
While he originally recorded the song in 2013, the version fans are hearing now is not that same recording. Craig says that executives at BBR did finally allow him to record the song after hearing him play it live, but they parted ways before it could be released through the label. However, Craig was allowed the take the new version and release it to the public on his own.
After chatting about the song, Bobby dove a little bit into an interesting fact about Craig’s background, which is that he and his wife Mindy used to own a tanning salon and a Sprint store.
“Would you do it and put the little bunny on your hip so that you would know how tan you were getting?” Bobby asked.
“Oh yes,” Craig said with a laugh. “The little heart. Absolutely.”
Craig also mentioned that it was when he and his wife were running these businesses that he started seriously working on his music career.
“I was on the road with Tracy Byrd playing piano for him and also doing my own thing here in Nashville, singing demos, writing song, playing on lower broadway,” he says.
To hear more from Bobby and Craig’s conversation, as well as Bobby’s run down of all the country events affected by the coronavirus, listen to episode #233 of the BobbyCast.