Blake Shelton and Keith Urban to front Glen Campbell TV tribute

Blake Shelton and Keith Urban to front Glen Campbell TV tribute

Blake Shelton and Keith Urban to front Glen Campbell TV tribute

"Condolences to Campbell family". "You keep yelling at me, you know I could whoop your ass.' He laughed".

Brian Wilson, a former member of the Beach Boys, has commented on the death of his colleague and friend in a message poignant: "I am shocked to learn the news about my friend Glen Campbell".

I learned that Campbell and Cooper made it (barely) through the rock and roll drug scene. "I was in heaven then - hog heaven!" If it was a just and righteous world, Glen would be credited as one of the great, seminal influences of all time. He died Tuesday afternoon after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

Jimmy Webb (left) wrote some of Glen Campbell's most memorable pop and country hits from the 1960s onward. "He was just extremely talented". He was truly a trailblazer in country music and there will never be another.

On a local level, ALPHA Country KDES/PALM SPRINGS, CA PD TOMMY CARRERA had a CAMPBELL tribute on the air shortly after the icon's passing.

"I love singing gospel music and hymns". He was one of God's prices gifts to us all.

"An incredible voice, incredible musician, incredible friend; movie star and recording artist". The family appreciates your prayers and respect for their privacy at this time.

The world lost another great this week. He could do it all.

But the 1970s was when Campbell also began drinking heavily and using cocaine, he later admitted. "What a talent! God Bless him". I watched him in awe executing his flawless rendition of "The William Tell Overture" on his classical guitar in his Vegas show. We'll miss Campbell not just for his masterful way with music, but for his warmth and evident passion for the art of song.

As USA Today reported, Campbell had a pithy explanation for his speedy exit from the farming town where he was born. "The Rhinestone Cowboy rides away leaving us with recordings of his fantastic voice and memories of a wonderful career".

The tour was captured in a documentary aired in 2015 by CNN, "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me", that movingly captured him struggling with the disease.

In his 20s, Campbell, who had come West to Los Angeles to seek stardom, flourished as part of the Wrecking Crew, the fabled, though mostly unknown to the public, collective of studio and session musicians who played behind some of the biggest names in the music business. Campbell had a weekly audience of some 50 million people for the "Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour", on CBS from 1969 to 1972. Quite simply, the world lost an awesome artist with a golden voice today.

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