Glen Campbell’s Farewell Tour
“Some people have said that I can ‘hear’ a hit song, meaning that I can tell the first time a song is played for me if it has potential. I have been able to hear some of the hits that way, but I can also ‘feel’ one.” – Glen Campbell
Campbell must have had that feeling quite a bit, because the living legends has had over 70 songs hit the country music charts.
Perhaps most know for “Rhinestone Cowboy”, the 75 year old Glen Campbell has countless awards to his name. Starting in 1967 with the Academy of Country Music’s “Album of the Year” for Gentle on My Mind, Campbell’s won awards from the American Music Awards, and Country Music Association.
But maybe his most crowning achievement took place last month when he was presented with his 9th Grammy, this time for Lifetime Achievement. The award is given due to his impressive figures surrounding the sales of over 45 million records, 4 platinum albums, and 27 Top 10 country chart hits spread over an outstanding 50 year career.
Sadly last year, Glen Campbell announced that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, and has decided to put together a farewell tour in order to put an exclamation mark on the end of his remarkable music career. The short-term memory loss associated with this disease can sometimes throw Campbell off during his performances, but with his children in his backing band, he’s just a smile away from getting back to the groove. During his farewell tour, he’ll perform his best-loved hits, and tracks from his newest release Ghost On The Canvas, an album that hit #6 on the US Charts.
Here’s a clip of a recent interview with Glen and his wife on CNN talking about Alzheimer’s Disease, his love of music, and more.
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