Country legend Dolly Parton paid a heartfelt tribute to “Rhinestone Cowboy,” Glen Campbell, following his demise at the age of 81.
Glen Campbell, a nine-time Grammy winner, best known for his hit “Rhinestone Cowboy” and a Wichita Lineman, passed away last Tuesday morning in Nashville, losing a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Jolene singer, Dolly Parton, posted a video message on twitter and wrote: “Glen Campbell was the one of the greatest voices of all time. I will always love you, Glen!”
“Glen Campbell was special because he was so gifted. Glen is one of the greatest voices that ever was in the business and he was one of the greatest musicians. He was a wonderful session musician as well – a lot of people don’t know realize that but he could play anything and he could play it really well – so he was just extremely talented.” Parton Said.
Almost two months after the release of his last album “Adios,” Campbell, passed away. The album featured songs from his Goodbye Tour, which followed his diagnosis in 2011. The songs from the album made it to number three in the official UK charts.
Glen Campbell started recording in the 1960s. He was born in Arkansas and was also known for his hits Honey Come Back (1970), All I Have To Do Is Dream (1969), And his song Southern Nights was featured on the soundtrack to this year’s film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. Aside from his musical talents, he also ventured onto the film industry, starring alongside John Wayne in True Grit (1969) and most recently playing Jesse Dalton for a stint in TV series Players (1997).
His family wrote on his website, “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.”
Campbell’s family also asked his fans to swap flowers for donations to Glen Campbell Memorial Fund through the Bright Focus Foundation and added “the family appreciates your prayers and respect for their privacy at this time.
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Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time. I will always love you, Glen! pic.twitter.com/LQFEWA42lF
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) August 8, 2017