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Country Music Mourns Glen Campbell

At 1:35 on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 8), Glen Campbell’s family shared the sad news that he had died after a struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81”.

Daughter Ashley Campbell tweeted:  “Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love.”

Tim McGraw posted this message:  “Songs, songs, songs… Man, in a world of good stuff, his was great, in a world of great stuff, his was special!”

David Nail:   “RIP to my biggest idol. Glen Campbell! You’re the finest singer I ever heard. A true #fighter.”

Jake Owen honored Campbell with one of his legendary songs.

 

Brothers Osborne: “Glen Campbell was one of the finest musicians to ever grace country music. Hell, ALL music for that matter. Thanks for all you've done Glen.”
 
Charles Esten:  “The voice. The guitar. The songs. The session work. The show... Glen Campbell leaves a huge musical legacy & a heroically loving family. RIP.”

Darius Rucker: “Glen Campbell... The artist. The songwriter. The musician. The man. Music will never be the same. Missing the Rhinestone Cowboy already!”
 
Rascal Flatts: “We lost a music legend today. Rest in peace, Glen Campbell. Sending love and prayers to his family.”
 
John Rich: “Grew up loving #GlenCampbell and so sad to see him go. The greatest all around talent ever in country music. #RIP.”

Brad Paisley: “Thank you @GlenCampbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music. You were a shining light in so many ways.”

Blake Shelton: “Extremely sad to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away. My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family.”

Kacey Musgraves:  “The world lost a little sparkle today. Rest in rhinestoned peace, @GlenCampbell  You inspired me so much.”

“Pageant Material was a giant ode to the Rhinestone Cowboy and that dreamy, late 60's, Countrypolitan sound.”

Montgomery Gentry:  “Rest in peace Glen Campbell. You touched all of our lives with your music and you will be greatly missed.”

Kenny Rogers: “So very sorry to hear this. Glen was such a talented, great guy. Thankful to have known him.”
 
Lee Greenwood : “there has never been an artist who had more talent! I was proud to work with him & call him friend for over 40 years.”

Alan Jackson: “I owe @GlenCampbell my gratitude-he was my first contact in Nashville. This lead me down the path that brought me to where I am today.”

Justin Moore: “As a musician, a hero. As an Arkansan, a hero. As a human being, a hero. RIP glen campbell. Wooo pig.”
 
Ricky Skaggs: “One of the greatest musicians, singers, entertainers, and beautiful human beings has left this life for the next life where no disease is allowed to enter, thank God!  It takes a prepared person to go a place, and Glen was prepared.  I knew him and loved him so much.  My condolences to precious Kim and the family.  Much love and prayers for you all.”

Larry Gatlin:  “Today around 2:00 PM, my old and GREAT friend, Vince Gill became the best singer/guitar player alive, because our mutual GREAT friend Glen Travis Campbell went to see JESUS… I mean that as a compliment to both of my old friends.  I’m in NYC eating Italian food down in Little Italy and Glen is in heaven eating angel food cake.  My love and condolences to Kim, Ashley, Cal, Debbie, and the whole family.”
 
Pam Tillis: “In some ways my family’s life changed once Dad became a semi regular on the Glen Campbell show and we were always so grateful for that. I just loved him always, he crossed genre’s effortlessly and even though he was astonishingly good looking and talented he came off so real and natural… genius entertainer for sure. We’ll miss him greatly.”
 
Marty Raybon, Shenandoah: “Glen Campbell, along with Johnny Cash, brought country music into the homes across America during the late 60s that will never be matched.  He was a versatile entertainer, session player and loving father.  He will be missed by all that knew him and was touched by his amazing talent.”

Jerry Lee Lewis: “Glen was a dear friend to me. One of the best. Let the Lord be with him to rest his soul and to comfort his family.” 

Ray Stevens:  “Glen was a good friend with a great sense of humor. I remember once being backstage putting on a camel costume to go on and sing ‘Ahab the Arab’ and he showed up and said ‘Well, it’s come to this has it?’ It’s been a long goodbye since his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s Disease. Glen Campbell will be greatly missed and long remembered.”

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