We had the good fortune of connecting with Campbell Harrison and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Campbell, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think it’s important to acknowledge that everything is a risk when you get down to it. Whether you’re driving your car, going to the mall, or just sitting on your couch, there’s a calculated risk inherent in the act of living. Most of us work this ongoing calculation where we’re trying to minimize our risk and maximize our reward, and rightfully so, but some people are more comfortable with risk taking than others. Personally, I haven’t always been the biggest risk taker but that’s something I’ve been working on. At some point you’ve got to show your cards and go out on a limb because that’s where real growth happens and that’s where you stand to gain the most. Playing it safe is the enemy of success in many regards and that’s especially true if you’re pursuing an unconventional career path like I am. Given the state of the world and our economy, being an artist is already one of the riskiest things you can do, so you might as well go all in and give yourself a real chance at winning. I guess my fear of underachieving is greater than my fear of risk if that makes sense.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a Folk-Americana artist and kind of a synthesis of a bunch of different elements of southern music. I got hooked on performing sometime in early college and since then I’ve focused on refining my sound and crafting the musical identify I’ve come into now. The journey is really just starting but it’s already been incredibly challenging and has taught me a lot about myself and also what it takes to be a creator in a world that’s bent around consumption. You’ve got to know what you want and then fight for it unapologetically. If you love what you’re creating then you’re already winning, even if others don’t see it that way. I think that kind of intention and earnestness shines through and I hope some people get a glimpse of that when they listen to me too.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in Nashville and it’s rare to have a time when someone isn’t visiting or hitting me up for recommendations. I actually thrive on it because there’s a lot of fun to be had and I love putting other people on to that. I tend to stay away from downtown in favor of the slightly more secluded east side of Nashville because I think the culture over there is better and a little less touristy. In one afternoon you can visit a garden cocktail lounge, a Parisian wine bar, a 70’s style motel pool and then a honky tonk all within a few miles. I’ve always preferred smaller, eclectic scenes like that because the people and experiences are so different and that’s something you can’t replicate.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Nothing I am doing or have done would be possible without a ton of help and support. My family and friends are insanely supportive and I couldn’t pay them back if I had 100 years.

Website: https://www.campbellharrisonmusic.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cam.h.music/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CampbellHarrisonMusic

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpaAMl6ubZeIPXXJ7iFr9-w

Image Credits
Nick Lampers (Crooked Teeth Photography), Madeline Cramer, Neon RV productions

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