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Craig Campbell Is TMZ “Royalty”

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Craig Campbell may be known for his 2010 hit “Family Man,” but he’s the latest country star to land on TMZ. But wait. Getting coverage on the wildly popular celebrity gossip website would mean Nashville has paparazzi now. Yep, that was my next thought, too. No, there was absolutely no incident of bad behavior that sent a video of Campbell to the top of the website, but his cover of Lorde’s pop smash “Royals” did give him a boost on the Internet. A video surfaced of Campbell giving the Grammy-winning tune the acoustic country treatment during a Monday night (Jan. 27) performance at the famed Whiskey Jam at Nashville’s Winners Bar and Grill. According to TMZ staffers, it’s “actually pretty awesome.” Campbell’s unexpected version of “Royals” went over so well, he sang it again Tuesday night as a headliner at Nashville Lifestyles magazine’s annual Music in the City event. The crowd flipped out over the cover version.

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