Anyone over 40 knows the name Glen Campbell and most likely can sing a few of his hits.
Hits like Rhinestone Cowboy, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, and many more, have made Campbell a beloved singer for more than forty years.
Earlier this year, he announced that he is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease which is an incurable, memory-crippling disease with varying rates of degeneration. Almost immediately after his diagnoses, Campbell and his family agreed that he would tour one last time. He is attempting one final tour to sing his many hits to the fans who have supported him over the years through good times and bad.
In a recent interview with USA Today he said, “I like to play and sing, and I have the people I love around me, and that’s why I’m doing it,” Campbell says, beaming as he recalls a triumphant 22-song concert July 15 in Biloxi, Miss., the first since revealing his condition. “It was wonderful! The acoustics were just right. I was grinning like a dog passing peach seeds.”
Campbell , 75, is the father or eight kids, four of whom will be touring in the Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour as part of his band.
His latest album Ghost on a Canvas will be released next Tuesday Aug 30.