Glen Campbell Dies and the Tributes Pour In

Kelly Massey
August 12, 2017

It was an exciting time, as Love remembers, "with screaming girls and good looking Glen bore the brunt of it losing a watch and getting his shirt ripped by more than enthusiastic fans".

Country music legend Glen Campbell, the mellow-voiced Rhinestone Cowboy who sold millions of albums over a career that spanned decades, has died at the age of 81.

Campbell was one of country music's greatest crossover artists, from his 1967 Grammy award-winner "Gentle On My Mind" to this 1975 multimillion seller.

He was also a victor for Grammy Awards for four times in the different pop categories.

Webb, who still tours regularly - he'll be at One World Theatre on October 26 - last year brought a show called "The Glen Campbell Years" to Austin.

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"He wanted to tell the story of his Alzheimer's disease", Keach told America's ABC News. Between 1964 and 1965, Campbell toured with the Beach Boys as a temporary replacement for Brian Wilson, who had briefly retired after suffering from panic attacks. Let people listen to that one for a long, long, long time because he sang like an angel. By the mid-1990s he'd taken up residence at the Glen Campbell Goodtime Theatre in Branson, Mo., where he performed regularly. He played on several recordings including tracks for Ricky Nelson, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, The Monkees, Frank Sinatra, and Merle Haggard.

Glen was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and released his final album "Adios" - which was a compilation of covers recorded prior to his retirement - earlier this year.

In a statement issued Tuesday night to his official Facebook, Urban paid tribute to someone he considered his "role model".

Legendary musician and entertainer Glen Campbell has passed away.

By the time he was 20, he had joined his uncle's band _ the Albuquerque-based Sandia Mountain Boys _ where he would hone his skills before striking out on his own to form Glen Campbell and the Western Wranglers in 1958. Campbell received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In 2013, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" was recorded in his last session.

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