Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Country singer Glen Campbell dies at 81

Glen Campbell April 22, 1936 - August 8, 2017 (aged 81)























Updated: Aug 10, 2017
Scroll down for details of Mr. Campbells 
a) UK Chart success 
b) Archive UK radio interviews with Willie Morgan (CMR Nashville) and Brian Clough (The American Connection) c) Background on Glen Campbell 
d) Links to Press Obituaries 
e) Tributes from the country music community in US (Dolly Parton video, Jimmy Webb Facebook post etc), UK & worldwide.

Country singer Glen Campbell has died at 81, his publicist confirmed Tuesday (Aug 9, 2017).
Publicist Sandy Brokaw said Campbell died Tuesday morning in Nashville.
The "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer had been battling Alzheimer's disease.

Campbell was one of the biggest stars of the late 1960s and 1970s. He sold more than 45 million records, had 12 gold albums and 75 chart hits.
During a half-century as a performer, the small-town ARKANSAS son of a sharecropper – the seventh son of 12 children – released more than 70 albums; and accumulated 12 RIAA GOLD albums, four PLATINUM, and one DOUBLE-PLATINUM, placing a total of 80 different songs on either the BILLBOARD Country, Top 40, or Adult Contemporary charts, nine of them at #1.
He made history in 1967, winning four GRAMMYS -- two each in Country and Pop -- for “Gentle On My Mind” and “By The Time I Get To PHOENIX,” respectively.

Discography
www.lpdiscography.com - Capitol / (1967 - 1993)

ADIÓS is Glen’s farewell album. It was recorded in 2011-12 at the end of his final world tour. The album was a true family affair as Glen’s daughter Ashley and sons Cal and Shannon, all play on the record. Includes a second disc featuring a compilation Glen's Greatest Hits.  
(HMV CD - £5.99)

Official UK Top 100 Albums Chart (Week Ending 10 August 2017)
Glen Campbell with ADIOS rose 27-13 with estimated sales of 5,200 (7-week estimated total 62,500)

Official UK Country Album Top 20 (Week Ending 10 August 2017)
Glen Campbell with ADIOS held at #1 (8 weeks; #1 peak)

UK Country iTunes Chart August 6, 2017 10:00
Albums
#2. Glen Campbell - Adios (#56 overall UK Albums chart)

Fans react 8 Glen Campbell's albums in UK iTunes Top 10 Country!




























Glen Campbell's UK Charting Singles & Albums

SINGLES
“Wichita Lineman” (1968) US Hot Country Singles #1 | UK Singles Chart #7
"Galveston" (1969) US Hot Country Singles #1 | UK Singles Chart #14
"All I Have to Do Is Dream" (1970; with Bobbie Gentry) US Hot Country Singles #6 | UK Singles Chart #3
"It's Only Make Believe" (1970) US Hot Country Singles #3 | UK Singles Chart #4
"Rhinestone Cowboy" (1975) US Hot Country Singles #1 | UK Singles Chart #4

ALBUMS
Try a Little Kindness (1970; Capitol Records) US Top Country Albums #4 | UK Album Chart #37
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Album (1970; Capitol Records) US Top Country Albums #2 | UK Album Chart #16
Glen Campbell's Greatest Hits (1971; Capitol) US Top Country Albums #3 | UK Album Chart #8 *
Rhinestone Cowboy (1975) US Top Country Albums #1 | UK Album Chart #38
Glen Campbell's Twenty Golden Greats (1976, Capitol) UK Album Chart #8 *
Southern Nights (1977; Capitol Records) US Top Country Albums #1 | UK Album Chart #51
My Hits and Love Songs (1999; EMI) UK Album Chart #38
Meet Glen Campbell (2008; Capitol Records) US Top Country Albums #27 | UK Album Chart #54
Ghost on the Canvas (2011; Surfdog Records) US Top Country Albums #6 | UK Album Chart #27
See You There (2013; Surfdog Records) US Top Country Albums #22 | UK Album Chart #35
Adiós (2017; Big Machine Records) US Top Country Albums #7 | UK Album Chart #3 *

* Country legend Glen Campbell scored his first ever UK Top 10 studio album at the 64th attempt with Adios which debuted at No.3 (21,072 sales; chart week ending 22 June 2017). Adios was recorded in 2012/3 after his diagnosis, and following his final tour. It marked Campbell's 15th UK Top 75 album and his third to make the Top 10, following 1971's GREATEST HITS (No.8) and the 1976 chart-topper 20 GOLDEN GREATS.


Glen Campbell Sales Soaring In Wake Of Death
Buzzangle Music reported that Glen Campbell's digital album sales rose 13,665% Tues (Aug 8) after news of his death at 81 broke - 46% of those sales are from his "20 Greatest Hits" album, and 24% from the "Greatest Hits" album.
CAMPBELL song sales rose 6,652% and song streams rose 902%. "Wichita Lineman" was the best-selling song, followed by "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Gentle On My Mind," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," and "Galveston." 

Top Five streamed songs were "Southern Nights," "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman," "Gentle On My Mind," and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix."






















Chris Country's Chris Stevens was a guest on BBC Breakfast on Weds (Aug 9) at 8:51, talking about Glen Campbell's life and music.
Watch it back on the >> BBC iPlayer from 2 hours 51 
Chris also paid tribute to Mr Campbell by playing his music throughout the day and splicing in listeners feedback and memories of the country greats passing.

























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As CMR Nashville's ("Europe's #1 Country Music Radio Station") tribute to Glen Campbell they ran an hour special of Glen in conversation with their own Willie Morgan featuring many of his big hits.
GLEN made another successful tour of the UK, promoting his EMI compilation album "My Hits & Love Songs."

Willie met up with him, in his dressing room at the Hexagon in Reading, touching on a) His early days in The Champs b) His lead vocal on the Crickets' hit "Don't Ever Change" c) His work with Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys d) Great hits from the pen of Jimmy Webb.

This was originally recorded in London in 1999 for Ritz 1035 and produced in 1999 by Diamond Media Productions.
It was broadcast on Weds (Aug 9) at 3 pm with repeats at 11pm and 7am Thursday (Aug 10).
The programme "Glen Campbell - The Rhinestone Cowboy" was heard on Wave 105, and as a 1999 Boxing Day special, on Ritz 1035. Listen back here:



American Connection Country Show Tribute:
Following the death of country Legend Glen Campbell this special edition American Connection Country Show replays the last interview Glen gave to CMA International award winning broadcaster Brian Clough (UK) back in 2008. He spoke on the phone from San Francisco recorded ahead on his appearance at The Sage in Gateshead taking about his then latest album MEET GLEN CAMPBELL (released 18 Aug 2008 Amazon UK): 




Compass' 30 minute Original Country Gold with Rowdy Yates special >> here 


Glen Campbell at the BBC – A special programme of his many and memorable appearances 'At The BBC', including extracts from his very last Radio 2 appearance, a triumphant Friday Night Is Music Night, some classic interviews and several spontaneous acoustic performances of his greatest hits and influences >> BBC iPlayer (available until Sept 9).


Radio 2's Country Playlist Tribute To Glen Campbell: Bob Harris introduces a special tribute to the late Glen Campbell, featuring his hits, a selection of his session work for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elvis and the Beach Boys and a touching song from his daughter Ashley. >> BBC iPlayer (available until Sept 9).

About Glen Campbell 
He was named Male Vocalist Of The Year by both the Country Music Association and the Academy Of Country Music, while winning Entertainer Of The Year from the former in 1968. Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2005.

He co-starred with John Wayne in the 1969 movie "True Grit" and had a weekly audience of some 50 million people for the "Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" on CBS from 1969 to 1972.
Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell has passed away after a long battle with Alzheimers. He was 81. The passing was confirmed on Campbell's official Facebook and on his website here. His wife Kim Campbell will soon release a personal statement. The site adds, "The family appreciates your prayers and respect for their privacy at this time."
An Arkansas native, an expert interpreter of material, Campbell is best known for hits including versions of John Hartford’s “Gentle On My Mind;” Jimmy Webb’s “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” and “Galveston;” Larry Weiss’ “Rhinestone Cowboy;” and Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights,” infusing them with his characteristic warmth and honesty.

During his career he won six Grammys, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, nine ACM awards and two CMA awards, among other honors.

Before his success as a solo artist, Campbell was an in-demand session musician and member of the famed "Wrecking Crew" of Los Angeles studio pickers. In the early '60s he played on recordings by artists including Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Nancy Sinatra, Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. He also played guitar on the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album and was a touring member of the band.




















Campbell hosted the TV show The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour from 1969-1972. He helped launch the careers of Anne Murray and Jerry Reed, who were series regulars, and later, Alan Jackson, who wrote for Campbell's publishing company in the early '90s. Campbell was inducted into the CMHOF in 2005. In 2013, the documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me offered a look into his personal life as he fought Alzheimer's after being diagnosed with the disease in 2011.

A struggle chronicled in the 2014 film, "I'll Be Me," and which followed Campbell and his family during a farewell tour. Earlier this Year, Campbell released "ADIOS," his final studio album.

Campbell is survived by his wife Kim Campbell, their three children Cal, Shannon and Ashley; five children from previous marriages – Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane and Dillon; 10 grand- and great-grand-children; sisters Barbara, Sandra and Jane; and brothers John Wallace “Shorty” and Gerald. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation through CareLiving.org.

OBITUARIES
BBC - Country star Glen Campbell dies at 81
Alan Cackett.com - Glen Campbell & Diane Solomon First published in Country Music People, July 1981 (Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, May 21, 1981)

24kmusic.com Keith Urban: Glen Campbell 'Blazed Real Trails'

Billboard‏ - Glen Campbell mourned by daughter Ashley, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton & more
EW - Glen Campbell's daughter posts touching tribute: 'I owe him everything' -

Country Music Nation.com Glen Campbell’s Family Helps Him Say Goodbye In Heart-Tugging Music Video For ‘Adiós’


Express: Glen Campbell dead: Country legend opened up on Alzheimer’s in heartbreaking final single

Flash Point Arts Adios, And Godspeed Glen Campbell: Glen’s legacy and impact on Carl Jackson’s life and the world.

The Guardian - Country singer Glen Campbell dies at 81: The Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter, who had a prolific 60-year career, died from Alzheimer’s on Tuesday

The Guardian Glen Campbell: One last love song: In June, Glen Campbell announced that he had Alzheimer's. As he releases his final album, he talks about memory loss, drug addiction and telling Elvis he was too fat

Nash Country Daily Country Music Hall of Famer Glen Campbell Has Died at 81
Nash Country Daily -  Glen Campbell: His Courageous Fight with Alzheimer’s Disease (by Bob Paxman) Originally published in the June 24, 2013 issue of Country Weekly magazine.

NPR: Glen Campbell, Country Music Legend, Is Dead At 81
NY Times - Glen Campbell, Whose Hit Songs Bridged Country and Pop, Dies at 81

Rollingstone - Glen Campbell, 'Rhinestone Cowboy' Singer Who Fused Country and Pop, Dead at 81 -

Taste of Country - 10 Iconic Glen Campbell Songs
Wall Street Journal - Glen Campbell (1936-2017): Farewell to the Rhinestone Cowboy

Tributes from the country music community pour in following news of the passing of Glen Campbell. 

Artists, Friends, Press react to the passing of Glen Campbell:

Ashley Campbell - Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love.



Aaron Tippin -“Wow, what a great talent lost. He could do it all.  There aren't many of them left.  There will never be another Glen Campbell and he will be greatly missed."

Alan Jackson - I owe Glen Campbell my gratitude-he was my first contact in Nashville. This lead me down the path that brought me to where I am today. #RIP

Anne Murray - RIP my dear old friend Glen Campbell. Music has lost a giant of a man & a talent. I shall be forever grateful for everything he did for me.

The Band Perry‏ - You were totally, fearlessly authentic. A legend, a pioneer, an icon. It was our honor to know you and to perform with you. Rest easy, Glen.

Blake Shelton‏ - Extremely sad to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away. My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family.

Bill Anderson - "I knew Glen for more than 50 years. We met on the set of a TV show in Toronto in 1964, and like everybody else in our business, I was a huge fan. One of my treasured memories is the day Glen and I sat together, just the two of us and his guitar, and recorded a "Bill Anderson Visits with the Legends" radio show for XM satellite radio. We laughed, sang and visited like two neighbors across a picket fence. I'll remember it forever." 

Beach Boys Legacy‏ - Glen Campbell was a Beach Boy for a short period of time. When Brian Wilson had a nervous breakdown in 1964, Glen replaced him on the road.
Beccy Cole‏ - Sadness today. I don't know that I can pick a favourite Glen Campbell song, so many brilliant ones. Thank you for the music Mr Campbell x

Bill Clinton - His legacy will be his great talent and how he decided to live with Alzheimer's."

Billy Dean - "Glen Campbell brought a sophistication to country music that was the perfect voice for the melodic Jimmy Webb songs.  He was so musical and charismatic, and he put it all on display with the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, one of my family's favorite shows!"

Bobby Bare (Country Music Hall of Famer) - “We’re gonna miss Glen. He was a friend of mine for way over 50 years. He was my neighbor in LA before we both moved to Nashville and we hung out together a lot - back in the early ‘60s. It's a rough day.” 

Brian Wilson - ‏I'm very broken up to hear about my friend Glen Campbell. An incredible musician and an even better person. I'm at a loss. Love & Mercy.

Brad Paisley - Thank you Glen Campbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music. You were a shining light in so many ways.
Brad Paisley on Glen Campbell: 'He's a Mount Rushmore-Type Act for Country' - Billboard.com

Brothers Osborne - Glen Campbell was one of the finest musicians to ever grace country music. Hell, ALL music for that matter. Thanks for all you've done Glen.

Charles Esten (aka Deacon Claybourne Nashville TV drama actor) - The voice. The guitar. The songs. The session work. The show... Glen Campbell leaves a huge musical legacy & a heroically loving family. RIP

Charlie Daniels‏ - Charlie talks about the life and career of the late Glen Campbell - TeamCDB
Charlie Daniels - Thank you Glen Campbell for sharing your talent with us for so many years. May you rest in peace my friend. You will never be forgotten

Chris Young - Wow... just heard Glen Campbell passed... sad day for music

Clay Walker - Glen Campbell was an incredible musician and singer. We will miss you Glen...especially in “Galveston"

CMA Country Music - Glen Campbell has forever left a mark on Country Music’s history. Our hearts go out to his family.
CMT‏ - Glen Campbell passed away today at age 81. More on his incredible life and career > http://at.cmt.com/kl9330egtA1

Collin Raye - “My hero... My Friend... Glen Campbell, is gone. My heart is heavy... A lot of memories...the end to a beautiful era in music. His incredible legacy is what we have now. Thank you, my friend, for always treating me as an equal, though clearly I am not. May God comfort your sweet family, and welcome you into His presence. The Heavenly Band, just got way better. I love you, Glen. Happy Trails."

Crystal Gayle - We are deeply saddened to hear the passing of @GlenCampbell . Rest peacefully Glen, you'll be missed. 😇🙏🏻😭❤. @TheCrystalGayle


Darius Rucker‏ - Song of the day....."Gentle On My Mind" by Glen Campbell. LEGEND!!

Darius Rucker - ‏Glen Campbell... The artist. The songwriter. The musician. The man. Music will never be the same. Missing the Rhinestone Cowboy already!

Darryl Worley - "My Momma introduced me to the amazing talents of Glen Campbell.  He was one of God’s prices gifts to us all.  It is a sad day."

David Nail - RIP to my biggest idol. Glen Campbell! You're the finest singer I ever heard. A true #fighter !

Diane Warren - RIP 1 of my favorite singers Glen Campbell. Glen singing the songs of Jimmy Webb is songwriting+singing masterclass

Dolly Parton‏ - Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time. I will always love you, Glen!
Duane Allen (The Oak Ridge Boys) - “I think probably, the sweetest time I had with Glen Campbell is when I would be with him, pitching songs to each other. Glen Campbell was one of the great song men I’ve ever met in my life. Glen taught me so much about the importance of finding great songs. When we worked together, which was many times, like in Branson, when we opened up the Palace Theatre. We opened it up together. We would wind up on our bus, playing songs until one night we played so long that he just fell asleep.

Ellen DeGeneres - Country music will never be the same. Sending love to Glen Campbell’s family.

EXILE - “Rest In Peace one of our musical heroes, Glen Campbell – a true genius. What a musical legacy you left us!”

Gene Watson - “What a great loss for Country Music and the world. Glen Campbell was one of the all-time greats as a singer, musician and entertainer, as well as a TV host and actor. He did it all and remained a down-home, salt of the earth man. He was a true gentleman who was always quick to say hello as if he was your neighbor. He was able to rise above all formats, as he hit the top of the charts in country and pop/rock virtually side by side. A remarkable feat by a most remarkable man.”

Grand Ole Opry‏ - Tonight, the Tuesday Night #Opry pays tribute to our friend, the legendary @GlenCampbell. ❤️🎵  – At Grand Ole Opry House
Gretchen Peters‏ - Just landed in LA and heard about Glen Campbell. Hard to imagine that voice silenced.

James Robert Webb - "Our prayers are with the Campbell family who lost Glen after his long and heart-wrenching battle with Alzheimer's. Quite simply, the world lost an amazing artist with a golden voice today. He was a true entertainer in every sense of the word and one of the biggest TV stars in country music ever."

Janie Fricke - “This is so sad. One of my proudest moments with Glen was when he borrowed my guitar for a TV Taping in Nashville.  He is a respected talent. He was a great artist…I recently recorded one of his hit songs ‘Try a Little Kindness so I take a little bit of Glen with me everywhere I go.”

Jason Aldean - ‏Lost another great one today. Thoughts and prayers going out to the Campbell family. #glencampbell #rhinestonecowboy

Jason Isbell‏ - Saying Glen Campbell "lost his fight with Alzheimer's" is like saying "John McCain lost the war in Vietnam." That's just not how it works.

Jeannie Seely - “I did my grieving for Glen when I first heard he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s because I knew we had lost the gift of his talent and his friendship. I’m glad he is not suffering any longer and I hope he is now at peace.”

Jerry Lee Lewis (Rock and Roll Hall of Famer): “Glen was a dear friend to me. One of the best. Let the Lord be with him to rest his soul and to comfort his family.”

Jimmy Fortune - “I loved him and I am happy he is in a better place. My memories with Glen go back to my early teens. My dad brought home a Glen Campbell album, and from that time on I loved Glen Campbell. I was a huge fan. I was always in awe of him and he was one of the most talented people I have ever known. When I joined Statler Brothers in the early 80s I got to be on the ‘Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour’ with Jerry Reed and I could not believe it. He was always so nice and I admired the man and his talent. I will get to pay a small tribute to Glen with the song of his ‘Southern Nights,’ which I did on my latest album. What a loss. His presence will forever be missed.”

Jimmy Osmond - What a loss for all of us such an amazing performer and dear friend. Adios my friend Glen Campbell see you on the other side

Jim Lauderdale - Thoughts and prayers to the family of Glen Campbell. What an incredibly talented man. His records and TV show really inspired me as a kid.

Jimmy Webb‏ - "I am full of grief. I am writing because I think you deserve some sort of message from me but I am too upset to write very well or at any great length." 
So very sad about the passing of dear friend, Glen Campbell. I will have more words soon on my Facebook page soon.

Dear Friends, Well, that moment has come that we have known was an inevitable certainty and yet stings like a sudden...
Posted by Jimmy Webb on Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Joe Walsh‏ - Sad to hear Glen Campbell passed.  He was a GREAT guitar player, and a great person. Rest in peace my friend- Thanks for all the music.

John Berry - "Adios to the great Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell, who left us with an incredibly shining new piece of music that will be enjoyed by generations to come.  Prayers for Kimberly and his family during this most difficult time.  He will be missed."

John Rich of Big and Rich - “I grew up loving Glen Campbell and am so sad to see him go. The greatest all around talent ever in country music.”

Justin Moore - As a musician, a hero. As an Arkansan, a hero. As a human being, a hero. RIP glen campbell. Wooo pig

Kacey Musgraves - The world lost a little sparkle today. Rest in rhinestoned peace, Glen Campbell 💎 You inspired me so much.

Keith Urban - "I love Glen for so many reasons, but above all, for his humanity."  “What a powerful artistic and personal journey Glen Campbell’s passage has been. As a role model, singing guitar player he was a big influence on me,” Urban shared on Facebook Tuesday night. “His blend of genres created his own sound and style and his ability to entertain wasn’t limited to the stage. He blazed real trails through film (and especially television) where his charismatic southern charm and personality fit perfectly.” Read More: Keith Urban Pays Tribute to 'Role Model' Glen Campbell 

Kenny Rogers - So very sorry to hear this. Glen was such a talented, great guy. Thankful to have known him
"It's always tragic when you hear of a friend passing, but he had to be miserable that last few years of his life. At least he doesn't have to deal with that anymore. We worked together a lot through the years. In fact, Glen played on almost all First Edition music. He played a dynamic riff on the guitar that was trend setting. I also shot a few of his album covers back in the day and, at the time, I never knew people were paid to do that, but a few weeks later I received a check in the mail that was unexpected and highly received. I'll never forget that. He was a good friend and it breaks my heart that he's not here to contribute to music anymore."

Kelsea Ballerini‏ - In Nashville. John Mayer is paying tribute to Glen Campbell singing Gentle On My Mind. I'm a musical emotional mess. So tender and beautiful

Lady Antebellum‏ - Glen Campbell is legendary, timeless & will forever have a huge mark on country music. We send our love and prayers to his family & friends.

Lee Greenwood - “There's never been a better musician or a greater artist than Glen Campbell. I admired him and respected his talent.”

Margo Price - RIP Glen Campbell. You will be greatly missed. Feeling for his beautiful family

Mark Chesnutt - “I'm sad to learn of the passing of one of my heroes and friends, Glen Campbell. I loved his singing and guitar playing but I really admired him for his down to earth and friendly personality. I spent only a week working with him in Branson and he made us all feel like old friends. Rest In Peace old buddy."

Max T. Barnes (award-winning songwriter) - "I was 5 years old when I learned all the words to 'By the Time I Get to Pheonix.' Now I am 55 and get senior discounts on coffee. Glen's voice cuts through the years to the very day I learned it! I learned his every inflection. Who had more pure talent than Glen Campbell? Nobody."

Marty Raybon (Shenandoah) -"Glen Campbell, along with Johnny Cash, brought country music into the homes across America during the late 60s that will never be matched.  He was a versatile entertainer, session player and loving father.  He will be missed by all that knew him and was touched by his amazing talent."

Miley Ray Cyrus - Miss you already #GlenCampbell

Montgomery Gentry - Rest in peace Glen Campbell. You touched all of our lives with your music and you will be greatly missed.


Pam Tillis - "In some ways my family’s life changed once Dad became a semi regular on the Glen Campbell show and we were always so grateful for that. I just loved him always, he crossed genre’s effortlessly and even though he was astonishingly good looking and talented he came off so real and natural… genius entertainer for sure. We’ll miss him greatly."

Peter Frampton - Dear Glen Campbell Rest In Peace As well as your incredible musical abilities you were one of the most down to earth people I have ever known.

Ray Scott - "Glen Campbell was a generational talent whose multiple gifts transcends genres while simultaneously defining them. His music also helped define my childhood. He's a big part of popular music history, and we're all lucky as hell for that...May he rest well... There will never be another like him."

Ray Stevens - "Glen was a good friend with a great sense of humor. I remember once being backstage putting on a camel costume to go on and sing 'Ahab the Arab' and he showed up and said 'Well, it's come to this has it?' It's been a long goodbye since his diagnosis with Alzheimer's Disease. Glen Campbell will be greatly missed and long remembered."

Rascal Flatts - We lost a music legend today. Rest in peace, Glen Campbell. Sending love and prayers to his family.

Ricky Skaggs - "One of the greatest musicians, singers, entertainers, and beautiful human beings has left this life for the next life where no disease is allowed to enter, thank God!  It takes a prepared person to go a place, and Glen was prepared.  I knew him and loved him so much.  My condolences to precious Kim and the family.  Much love and prayers for you all."

Rosanne Cash - What a loss. A great voice, great guitarist.

Sammy Kershaw - "A huge loss to his family, the fans and also country music.  Used to enjoy watching the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour! What a talent! God Bless him."

Sara Evans‏ - I grew up listening to Glen Campbell and his music helped influence my love of great lyrics and great melodies.  Rest in peace!

Sarah Darling - ‏RIP to the #RhinestoneCowboy. He was such an inspiration & will live on in our hearts & our headphones. Thoughts & prayers to his family

Scott Borchetta


Shania Twain - ‏I'm so sad to hear about Glen Campbell. I play his Christmas album all year round

Sheryl Crow - Huge loss in the world of music today. Rest In Peace, Glen Campbell

Steve Lukather -  We lost a legend and hero of mine yesterday. One of the all time greats + a gentle nice man!  Glen Campbell RIP ...

Steve Wariner (Grand Old Opry member) -  "God Bless you Glen! When I was young I wanted to sing, play, even comb my hair like Glen Campbell! The most naturally gifted human I've ever been around. He was simply amazing, we'll miss you ole pal." -

Steve Martin - RIP, Glen. You were my first employer as a writer. We were all in awe of your musicality.

T. Graham Brown - "I did many shows with Brother Glen. He was always a sweetheart, gentleman and good friend. I will greatly miss him. God bless his family."

T.G. Sheppard - “Our Business takes a long time to recover from the loss of a giant star like Glen Campbell. I’m sure the night sky will for sure be brighter now that he has ascended home to our heavenly Father. His music inspired not only me, but many generations.”

Terri Clark - The great Glen Campbell has taken his guitar and iconic voice to the other side, to play in an Angel band. We will miss you Glen.. #RIP

Tim McGraw‏ - Songs, songs, songs… Man, in a world of good stuff, his was great, in a world of great stuff, his was special!

Travis Tritt‏ - So very sorry to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away. It's the end of an era of tremendous talent. RIP

Zac Brown Band‏ - Glen Campbell was an amazing performer, musician &, more importantly, a great dude. He will be missed.



UK Tributes

Al Booth‏ - I produced his radio 2 concert in 2008. He forgot where he was, but never what he was singing. A beautiful voice Glen Campbell

Baylen Leonard‏ (Radio 2 Country/ Chris Country) Glen Campbell what a legend, what a light for Country Music. His songs still resonate today & will for generations.
RIP Rhinstone Cowboy

Bob Harris‏ - Very sad to say adios to Glen Campbell. 'Wichita Lineman' is one of my favourite records ever.

Country Music People‏:
Farewell to Glen Campbell, one heck of a guitar and some of the greatest country crossover records ever #RIPGlenCampbell

Country Music Magazine Issue-05 Page 88 Glen Campbell ADIOS Review

















Chris Country - We’ve playing a Glen Campbell track every 15 minutes through the breakfast show this morning, then regularly all day. RIP Glen. Chris Country fans leave their tributes on Facebook

Grant and Forsyth‏ - Loved Glen Campbell since I was a little girl... He chose amazing songs...sang from the heart…

Keith Greentree‏ (BBC Radio Norfolk) - Bye, bye Glen. Thanks for the music. R I P. We'll reflect his life on Rodeo Saturday and The Big Country Show Sunday. BBC local Radio!

Keep It Country TV‏ - Rest in Peace country legend Glen Campbell. Thank you for all the great music you brought us

Jeannine Barry‏ -  RIP Glenn Campbell. So special he was. My thoughts go out to his family

Jess and the Bandits‏ -  Sad to hear that Glen Campbell passed. He will be missed but his legacy will live on. This is for you Mr. Campbell
On 6 April 2015 Jess and the Bandits released their debut album Here We Go Again to critical acclaim. The album featured a recording of Glen Campbell's Wichita Lineman >> Spotify, which had previously been showcased on Sir Terry Wogan's BBC Radio 2 show. After their performance, Wogan declared 'Well with the greatest respect to Glen Campbell, that was the most fabulous version I have ever heard. That was terrific"
Jess and the Bandits - Wichita Lineman (Live from RAK Studios)



Nash Meets London‏ - Sending our love & thoughts to Ashley Cambell & her family. RIP Glen Campbell, a legend for the ages.

Twinnie - Goodnight Rhinestone Cowboy you’ll continue to inspire generations. I feel very lucky I got to see you live! R.I.P #GlenCampbell #legend
The Shires‏ - Rest in Peace Glen Campbell.
Thorne Hill‏ - RIP - Glen Campbell #legend #countrymusic

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