Family Manby Craig Campbell is racing up the charts right now. The song is about a guy working hard for his family. He works at a temp job. There is little to no security in knowing if he’ll get a next paycheck. When he gets home he spends time working around the house and making sure the kids get their homework done.
That kind of life can wear you out.
Craig Campbell is new to country fans. He’s been an up and coming country artist for quite a few years. He’s won contests for his singing. He spent time on the road with Tracy Byrd as a musician. Now he’s finally seeing his hard work pay off with a rising single on the country charts.
The video for the song is as emotional as the track itself. Things follow the story of the song fairly close. The guy and his wife are also seen writing letters to each other. They leave the letters on the table for the other to read. My guess is they’re working opposite shifts to make things work financially.
It’s touching to see the dedication and love despite all the hardship and tough luck in hard times.
What makes this song so special is how the story relates to so many in America today. There is uncertainty in many families these days. People aren’t sure how long jobs will last. People aren’t sure how secure the future will be.
It’s a helpless feeling to have no security.
Family Manis a great country song. Craig Campbell has a solid country voice and with more songs like this one he’ll surely have a long and successful career.
What are your thoughts on the song?
Family Man – Craig Campbell