April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015
U.S. Army soldier and singer-songwriter Sgt. Corrin Campbell greets Cypress Springs High School students during her performance at the school on March 8. (Photo by Daniel Pasket, Cypress Springs HS)
By Daniel Pasket and Kristin Stewart, Cypress Springs HS
April 10, 2015—Singer/songwriter Sgt. Corrin Campbell of the United States Army performed various pop and rock-n-roll hits for Cypress Springs High School students on April 8.
A native of Duluth, Minn., Sgt. Campbell is a unique artist in that not only is she one of the few notable people from her small town (population about 80,000), but she is also the only artist to be sponsored by a branch of the U.S. military.
“I’m one of the two that ever got this job, the only original artist backed by an Army branch,” Sgt. Campbell said.
After joining the military, Sgt. Campbell began touring the U.S. and the Middle East with various bands performing various genres, including pop and rock-n-roll. Due to her “small-town” upbringing, she was intrigued with the fact that she became the minority when she joined the male-dominated U.S. Army. According to the Army’s official website, about 14 percent of the U.S. Army is comprised of women. Campbell thought it was interesting, rather than intimidating, as she was able to meet people of various backgrounds and ethnicities.
“I think the coolest part is that I’ve been able to meet all these cool people,” Sgt. Campbell said.
Now Campbell tours the U.S. 300 days a year and encourages girls to do whatever they desire and to ultimately reach all their goals.
“Do it, be tenacious, be fearless, never give up, never let anyone tell you that you’re gonna fail,” she said.
Sgt. Corrin Campbell plays the bass guitar during her performance at Cypress Springs High School. (Photo by Daniel Pasket, Cypress Springs HS)