John Mayer pays tribute to Glen Campbell on Nashville stage

Posted August 12, 2017

The statement read, "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease".

Caregivers and family members of those with the disease immediately connected to the film that showed him trying to navigate with confusion what once had been familiar places for him, such his home, the stage or the recording studio.

L.D. Gorman, who is a Hazard businessman was friends with Campbell for about 40 years, ever since he invited Campbell to sing during a free concert in Hazard in 1973. "I will always love you, Glen!" "Go rest high on that mountain, Glen".

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That is the voice of singer and guitarist Glen Campbell, who passed away yesterday at the age of 81. His family is asking for donations instead of flowers. He and his fourth wife Kim Woolen made his Alzheimer's diagnosis public in 2011.

Campbell was known for his country music during the 1960's and 1970's. In 1969, he hosted a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, where such stars as Johnny Cash and Dean Martin appeared. He contributed the movie's theme song, which was nominated for an Oscar Campbell, of course, also picked up a slew of Grammy Awards over the course of his prolific career.

"He was a wonderful session musician as well - a lot of people don't know realise that but he could play anything and he could play it really well - so he was just extremely talented".

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He toured with The Beach Boys in 1964 after singer Brian Wilson temporarily retired from the band. We lost a friend this morning, and the world lost an enormously talented person in Glen Campbell.

In his final tour in 2012, Campbell played the iconic Mystic Lake Casino, in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

He won another two Grammy Awards in 1968 for the best album By The Time I Get To Phoenix and best record Wichita Lineman. By all accounts, Campbell's early life was one of severe poverty that included picking cotton in the fields alongside his brothers.

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