Press Release: Country Music World Reacts To The Passing Of Glen Campbell

by Missy Wolf / 2541 days ago / Comments





Nashville, Tenn. (August 8, 2017) -- Tributes from the country music community pour in following news of the passing of Glen Campbell.  The country legend died today at 81 years old.


"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."

-Ricky Skaggs


"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."

-Larry Gatlin


"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."

-Ray Stevens


"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."

-Pam Tillis 


“Glen’s music came from an era that will never exist again.  His unique sound and ability to touch his audience was something many musicians can never reach. He was truly a trailblazer in country music and there will never be another.  Ride easy, Rhinestone Cowboy.”

-Doug Gray, The Marshall Tucker Band


"My Momma introduced me to the amazing talents of Glen Campbell.  He was one of God’s prices gifts to us all.  It is a sad day."

-Darryl Worley 


"Adios to the great Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell, who left us with an incredibly shining new piece of music that will be enjoyed by generations to come.  Prayers for Kimberly and his family during this most difficult time.  He will be missed."

-John Berry


“Wow, what a great talent lost. He could do it all.  There aren't many of them left.  There will never be another Glen Campbell and he will be greatly missed."

-Aaron Tippin


"A huge loss to his family, the fans and also country music.  Used to enjoy watching the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour! What a talent! God Bless him."

-Sammy Kershaw


"When we opened for Glen in Branson, MO on his farewell tour, I told him that he was one of the few artists that I could pinpoint times in my life when I first heard his songs. He had a look of amazement on his face and said, ‘Really?Wow.' He was genuinely surprised. He was a very nice and down to earth guy. We're all going to miss him."

-John Dittrich, Restless Heart


"There simply was no one else like Glen.  I remember being touched by the tenderness of his children sharing the stage with their father at one of his last performances in Branson, MO.  Sending heartfelt prayers and condolences from the entire Restless Heart family."

-Dave Innis, Restless Heart


"One of our heroes is gone. He was so gracious to us and we will always remember working with him throughout the years. He moved us with his star presence, unforgettable songs and world class musicianship. Mr. Campbell, we will miss you!"

-Larry Stewart, Restless Heart


"We are saddened to hear of the passing of Glen Campbell.  The Rhinestone Cowboy rides away leaving us with recordings of his amazing voice and memories of a wonderful career."

-Halfway to Hazard


"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."

-Marty Raybon, Shenandoah


"Glen Campbell brought a sophistication to country music that was the perfect voice for the melodic Jimmy Webb songs.  He was so musical and charismatic, and he put it all on display with the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, one of my family's favorite shows!"

-Billy Dean


"Our prayers are with the Campbell family who lost Glen after his long and heart-wrenching battle with Alzheimer's. Quite simply, the world lost an amazing artist with a golden voice today. He was a true entertainer in every sense of the word and one of the biggest TV stars in country music ever."

-James Robert Webb



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Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!