Some years later, he formed his own band, The Western Wranglers. He began performing around Los Angeles with a four-man country band. While those closest to him lost a beloved husband, father, and trusted friend, the world lost a musician who made an indelible mark on the music scene. He was one of the best session guitarists in the business. This led to him getting in demand as a studio musician, and he joined a group, later famous as the "Wrecking Crew", which accompanied top stars like Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, the Monkees, Elvis Presley (whom he also imitated till being warned off by the King himself) and Frank Sinatra (whom he remembered as most generous).
Campbell was on record players, the radio and even televisions. In the following years, he would become a steady fixture on various TV variety shows, including "Star Route", "Shindig!" and "Hollywood Jamboree". "I will always love you, Glen!" said Dolly Parton. His version of the song about a struggling musician, written and first recorded by the relatively unknown Larry Weiss, was No 1 on the country, pop and adult contemporary charts in 1975. "When you're little, your parents take care of you and make the world not such a scary place". He was truly a trailblazer in country music and there will never be another. Hearing these songs today, his ability to shift between genres is revelatory.
"We both came from nearly identical backgrounds, raised in small towns in adjacent states, and both grew up with music as nearly a daily application of family ritual, played in church and sang with our brothers and sisters", Webb told Uncut in 2016. Even for those who know these records front to back, they still sound as relevant and graceful as the day they were released. Many of my generation grew up with his music. His words can still knock the wind from your lungs and conjure images of dusty roads and sequined suits.More news: Disney Unveils Lighthouse Memorial Honoring 2-Year-Old Boy Killed By Alligator
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She wrote a song "Remembering", about Campbell's battle with Alzheimer's that was released in 2015 after also being part of the award-winning documentary "I'll Be Me" about his life with the disease. Quite simply, the world lost an wonderful artist with a golden voice today. After years of hard living and musical adventure, the farm boy from Delight, Arkansas had accepted his niche. Singer Kevin Jonas called it a "sad" news for the music industry while Shelton sent "prayers and thoughts" to Campbell and his family. For a long time, Glen was "the only singer to have the 'Good Housekeeping seal of approval, '" a standard line in his concerts, and one he deserved.
"I am writing because I think you deserve some sort of message from me but I am too upset to write very well or at any great length", wrote Webb, who published his memoir, "The Cake and The Rain" in April.