Glen Campbell – Honored and Going Out With a Bang
Glen Campbell will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award just prior to the broadcast of Grammy Awards Telecast. The Grammy's are set for February 12. The honor will be bestowed on Glen Saturday February 11.
The five-time Grammy winner, who opened up last year about his battle with Alzheimer's disease, is currently on his Goodbye tour, which concludes March 24 in Silver Springs, Fla.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to individuals who have made "contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording." Glen's fellow country legend George Jones will also be honored, as will the Allman Brothers Band, Diana Ross, Antonio Carlos Jobim, the Memphis Horns and Gil Scott-Heron.
This is going to be a very special and emotional Grammy telecast, I'm sure. When Glen opened up about his battle with Alzheimer's, his many fans and friends rallied around him and showed their support. He is currently in the midst of an ambitious tour of smaller venues. It's widely expected to be his last tour of his career.
I can't imagine the emotions at the end of each and every show. Knowing that the successful entertainer and singer is being forced to hang it up is truly sad news and we couldn't be more supportive of Glen and those around him.
Here is the list of remaining performances on his Ghost on the Page Tour.
Try and catch the performance if you get a chance. And be sure to see the ceremonies honoring him on the Grammy telecast.