Broadcasting Big Sandy Music Hall: Episode 23 Remembering Glen Campbell

This weeks Broadcasting Big Sandy Music Hall features one of the most influential artists of our time, Glen Campbell. We hated to hear the news that we lost Glen Campbell to Alzheimer’s Disease this last week. In this show hear the songs of Glen Campbell and how his daughter got time in front of Congress to show them they need to find a way to raise the money it takes to end this debilitating disease. We never where able to get Glen Campbell to come to the music hall, but he did leave us with many inspiring tunes that we will never forget. Glen Campbell was similar to David Bowie in that he wanted to do a farewell tour, read this excerpt from some of the amazing musicians he worked with on his way to heaven.

“A Better Place” is the second video from Glen Campbell’s critically acclaimed album “Ghost On The Canvas.” The video features a special guest appearance from Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Them Crooked Vultures), and is directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco.

The legendary singer, guitarist, and television star, Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease last year. Following more than 20 Top 40 hits and selling 50 million records worldwide, Campbell this year received a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award (his 8th GRAMMY to date). He is currently midway through his “The Goodbye Tour” to say a fond thank you to his legions of loyal fans. Campbell’s final studio album “Ghost On The Canvas” is out now on Surfdog Records. The album represents a poignant look back at his life and career with contributions by the artists he continues to inspire.

This farewell video features Campbell looking back at his life and career. He also sends a personal message to his wife, Kimberley, a former Radio City Music Hall dancer that the Rhinestone Cowboy met on a blind date in 1981. “My love goes out to Kim, my amazing grace. You’ve been by my side through these changing times, and it means the world to me.” Published in 2014

May God always shine on Ashley Campbell and all those who were touched by Glen, God Bless.

Andrew &  Kate Kirby

Big Sandy Music Hall

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