Radio Rallies for Craig Campbell and “Keep Them Kisses Comin’”
Keeping the love coming for “Keep Them Kisses Comin’.”
It certainly isn’t the best case scenario. Just as Craig Campbell’s “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” was closing in on the Top 10, his Bigger Picture record label shuttered, resulting in a team of radio promoters, who have been making calls to stations around the country, losing their jobs and, potentially, the momentum they had built for the fun summer single.
Fortunately, Craig has a bona fide hit on his hands. He also has the support of the people at country radio, who have not just built a relationship with the country star, but have seen what a top-notch entertainer he is. And then there is his former record label.
“Although they have laid a bunch of people off, technically they’re still open, they’re still working my record—a handful of guys—and the rest of the staff is making calls on the song’s behalf because we worked really hard to get it to the Top 10,” Craig explains to Country Weekly. “It’s kind of like the right thing to do instead of just giving up on the song. It’s cool, in a way, because I feel like I have some good friends in radio, not just on my team, but radio as a whole, who are pulling for me, for this song to do well. It’s a hit song and for this to happen as we were approaching Top 10 is kind of bad timing but I feel like we have relationships that are deep enough to sustain the song for at least the next few weeks.”
Craig is realistic, though. “If the good Lord is willing and we’re in a position to go for No. 1, it’s going to take a little more than friendship and relationships to push it up there,” he says. “We’ll see what happens, but for now, it’s rocking and rolling.”
Congratulations on your first Top 10 hit, Craig! Keep ’em comin’!