Glen Campbell Clean Cut Country Star And Crossover Hitmaker Dies At 81


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– Glen Campbell, a guitar prodigy and ballad singer who mastered the polished rope that swelled the countrypolitan sound of the late 1960s and 1970s and cultivated a clean cut image at odds with his once stormy personal life died on 8 Of August in Nashville. He was 81 years old. His publicist confirmed the death to the Associated Press. Mr. Campbell announced that he had Alzheimer's disease in 2011 and performed what he called the Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour shortly after. In 2015 she won her sixth and final Grammy Award, winning the country's best song I Gonna Miss You, which she wrote for a documentary about her life and health deterioration. In a career spanning six decades, Mr. Campbell made dozens of albums sold over 40 million records and was included in the Country Music Hall of Fame. At a time when the more brutal movement outside Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson's law was on the rise, Campbell rose to fame as a cheeky sentimentalist whose songs were directed directly to the American heart. His most well-known recordings included John Hartford's Gentle in my mind that became his subject and Larry Weiss s Rhinestone Cowboy. His most frequent collaborator was composer Jimmy Webb, who provided such expressive hits as "When I get to Phoenix Galveston and Wichita Lineman." My approach is the simplicity that Mr. Campbell told Time magazine in 1969. If I can make a forty-year-old housewife leave her dish towel and say Oh, why then the man I made. Mr. Campbell was 4 when an uncle bought him a guitar by mail from a Sears Roebuck Co-

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Glen Campbell Clean Cut Country Star And Crossover Hitmaker Dies At 81

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