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Craig Campbell Wishes for Country Afterlife in ‘Outskirts of Heaven’

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Craig Campbell talks about his simple hopes for life after death in his touching new track, “Outskirts of Heaven.”

The single, which hits country airwaves on April 11, was written by Campbell and Dave Turnbull, who has previously penned heartfelt hits for Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley. Centered around his wishes for the afterlife, Campbell hopefully explains how longs to continue his country style of living and loving long after he’s gone from the earth.

“When I die I wanna live on the outskirts of heaven, where there’s dirt roads for miles,” Campbell sings. ” 
Hay in the fields and fish in the river where there’s Dogwood trees and honeybees, and blue skies and green grass forever. Lord, when I die, I wanna live on the outskirts of heaven.”

Although death is a subject that is usually seen as taboo for most mainstream country artists, Campbell tackles it with grace and wisdom. The deep message of the track is one that Campbell says is very close to his heart. “This song is so special to me,” he shared in a press release. “It’s me, it’s what I believe and it’s a song my momma would be very proud of.”

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Click below to hear Craig Campbell’s new single, “Outskirts of Heaven.”

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Craig Campbell Wishes for Country Afterlife in ‘Outskirts of Heaven’