Meet Stacy Dean Campbell
“I’m proud of what we’re creating. We’re showing the truth of what it is to chase a dream, and to be able to do that this season with Kris Kristofferson is simply incredible.”
Stacy Dean Campbell has enjoyed a career in various areas of the entertainment industry for more than 20 years. He is a television host, filmmaker, director, author and singer/songwriter. Campbell comes from a family of award winning Artists. He and his brother, Spencer, grew up with their mother in Oklahoma and New Mexico and were both drawn to music from an early age. They occasionally performed with their dad, who was a gospel singer and toured with many notable quartets and other family members as part of ” The Singing Campbell Family.” Campbell’s dad along with other family members are inductees in the Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Campbell’s career as an independent artist began in his early 20′s when he started singing in clubs around the Oklahoma University campus. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Nashville after his brother Spencer who had launched a professional career there. In 1991, Campbell signed a contract to become a staff songwriter for Tree Music, and released his first album as a solo artist on Columbia Records in 1992. Three singles from his debut album hit the Billboard Country singles chart.
Campbell released a follow-up album on Columbia in 1995 and four years later moved to the Warner Brothers label. With the move, Campbell shifted his focus and made an album that featured more of his songwriting. The result was “Ashes of Old Love,” which reached number three on the Americana Music Chart. Campbell was touring Nationally with his own band, when in 2000, he and Dean Miller co-wrote Trace Adkins’ single “I’m Gonna Love You Anyway.” Campbell was featured in People Magazine, Time, Country Music Magazine and USA Today for his acclaimed songwriting, recording and live performances.
After more than a decade in Nashville, Campbell made a surprising move, leaving the music industry to focus on publishing his first book. In 2004, Campbell’s first novel, ‘Cottonwood’ was published. The book is set in West Texas in 1937 and married Campbell’s passion for writing and composing. The book features 12 original music tracks inspired by the novel and composed by Campbell.
Campbell also began directing and producing a number of music videos, notably with Kris Kristofferson and the Eli Young band. And most recently with Walt Wilkins for his recent single, ‘Just Be.’ In 2011, Campbell became a Telly award winner for his work on two television series, Bronco Roads and Troubadour, TX. He is the Creator, Director and Host of Bronco Roads, a travel series showcasing life in the West. Bronco Roads, nominated for a 2013 Regional Emmy, now airs on stations throughout Texas.
Campbell also hosts Troubadour, TX, a series documenting the lives of today’s singer songwriters. The original concept for the series was created by Campbell from his own experiences in the music business. “So many people think that if you have a recording contract, if you’ve had a hit song, that you’re name should be known by everyone,” says Campbell. Adding, ” I wanted to show people, what it’s really like. How hard it is, what really goes into building a music career. I wanted a series that wasn’t a competition or just performing, but a series that really showed what it is to be a Troubadour.”
Troubadour, TX, now in its third season, is televised to more than 20 million homes each week and has won 17 Telly Awards and 1 Emmy nomination in the first two years of production. “I’m proud of what we’re creating. We’re showing the truth of what it is to chase a dream, and to be able to do that this season with Kris Kristofferson is simply incredible,” said Campbell.