Audio Tributes To Glen Campbell Continue To Roll In

Jay Jacobs
August 12, 2017

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The 81-year-old music legend died on Tuesday, after his longtime battle with Alzheimer's disease.

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.

Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time.

Campbell was diagnosed in 2011, and with his family by his side, he raised awareness about Alzheimer's disease, sharing this very personal side with fans. "You got it.' Glen Campbell".

According to Campbell's official biography, his album, "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" was the first country album to win top honor Album of the Year at the 10th Annual Grammy ceremony in 1968.

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My favorite part of the interview was when Campbell brought up one of my now-favorite songs, "Gentle On My Mind", then sang into the phone, "It's knowing that your door is always open and your path is free to walk".

Campbell's best-selling single, Rhinestone Cowboy, was released in 1975 and has sold more than five million copies.

Just hours after Glen Campbell's passing, Keith Urban took to social media to share an emotional statement praising the singer's "humanity" and influence on country music.

"Welcome to the award winning world kid", Urban wrote of Campbell's message to him.

He began a late-career renaissance in 2008 through his collaboration with producer and songwriter Julian Raymond, who persuaded Campbell to record a diverse batch of songs by younger, hipper artists, including Green Day, Tom Petty, the Replacements and U2. Campbell would forget the words to songs, his documentarian later said, but not the music. He and his fourth wife Kim Woolen made his Alzheimer's diagnosis public in 2011. In 2013, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" was recorded in his last session. His farewell tour was captured in an Oscar-nominated documentary called "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me".

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