Sad news to report from Nashville as country mega super star Glen Campbell begins his final stage of life with his family by his side. The 79-year-old star behind hits like Rhinestone Cowboy and Gentle On My Mind was diagnosed six years ago with Alzheimer’sand is now in the ‘late stages’ of the disease.
A boom listener summed up the news this way: “ He has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. I used to listen to his records with my Dad, loved his show, and LOVE this particular song. He has journeyed these last years with strength and dignity with a tremendous amount of courage to share his difficult story with the world to show the true reality of this devastating disease. My mother suffers from Lewy Body Dementia; the decline is different but devastating nonetheless. Prayers for him and the family who love him so much”
Here’s a video tribute to.one of the finest guitar pickers on the planet playing one of the sweetest country tunes ever written. Godspeed Glen.