Glen Campbell – To Be Honored on CMA’s
When Glen Campbell announced the onset of Alzheimer’s, many people were forced to face the unfortunate truth that soon, country music was going to lose not only a very fine entertainer, but a real asset to the field.Now, his colleagues are beginning to show up and offer up the kudos and honors he’s certainly earned as a true country legend. The CMA Awards will air on Nov. 9. During the telecast, Glen will be honored by Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and Keith Urban. No word yet on just which Campbell classics will be performed, but we’ll keep you updated.
Glen Campbell can look back on a satisfying career. He was named both CMA entertainer and male vocalist of the year in 1968. He’s been a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame since 2005. He has recorded true country classics like Wichita Lineman, Gentle on My Mind, Galveston, By the Time I get to Phoenix, Southern Nights and of course, Rhinestone Cowboy.
He was not only a country singer. He was a tremendous musician and was a part of a session group that performed for many stars through the years, including the Beach Boys and the album Pet Sounds.
And let us not forget the CBS Variety show he hosted beginning way back in 1969. And how about the fact that he played opposite the legendary John Wayne in the original True Grit. The disease will take a major talent from us, that’s for sure.
Glen announced to the world that he had Alzheimer’s back in June of this year. He is currently on tour promoting his last album, the prophetically titled Ghost on the Canvas.