The Mashed Potato Swing is the second CD release from the Don Campbell Band, a five piece performing group with headquarters in Portland, Maine and Nashville, Tennessee.
Don and the band road-test every song before they record to ensure a quality CD project vs. just one or two catchy tunes. The Mashed Potato Swing features the upbeat, danceable title track, a little bluegrass, some country rock, a country pop tune or two, beautiful ballads, great stories, and even a "countryfied" version of an Elton John song.
The Don Campbell Band has an extensive resume of performances and awards. In December, 1999 they won the world's largest music talent search, the True Value Country Showdown, and were awarded $50,000 and the title of "Best New Act in Country Music" on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
Also in 1999, they won the highest honors in Jim Beam's Back Room Country Band Talent Search at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville.
In both competitions, the band was judged on overall appeal, musicianship, songwriting and marketability by industry executives.
The band performs throughout the country in many different venues including clubs, theaters, country headliner shows, casinos, corporate events, fairs and festivals - from arenas to intimate settings, they've thrilled audiences from east to west! They have opened for such country greats and legends as American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Ricky Skaggs, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, JoDee Messina and many others.
The band's first CD, I Own the Road (1998), is a fan favorite and includes award-winning songs, Rosalina and Cowboy Kind of Girl.
Don and the band invite you to visit their website at www.doncampbellmusic.com, where e-mails are returned in a timely fashion! If you buy our CDs, let us know how you like the music! Come see us perform it live - we may be visiting your neighborhood soon!
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