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Keith Urban Shares Emotional Tribute to 'Role Model' Glen Campbell

12 August 2017, 12:29 | Ruben Stone

Glen Campbell shares a light moment on stage in Morristown as his daughter Ashley looks on Oct. 19 2012

Glen Campbell shares a light moment on stage in Morristown as his daughter Ashley looks

Drummer Hal Blaine of the Wrecking Crew told The GuardianCampbell "was one of those great guitarists who could hear a part once and had it down pat".

Peaking at number one in Canada, the U.S. and Ireland, Rhinestone Cowboy is Campbell's best-known song.

Campbell's fifty-plus years in the business has produced such legendary works as "Rhinestone Cowboy" (1975), "Gentle on my Mind" (1967), and "By the Time I get to Phoenix" (1967).

In a statement posted to his official website, Glen's cause of death is said to have been a result of his 2011 diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease, with which he fought a "long and courageous battle". Glen Campbell, one of the most famous singers of the genre, died on Tuesday at the age of 81 in Nashville.

Our thoughts are with Campbell's loved ones during this hard time. After having accompanied Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley or the Beach Boys, the guitarist prodigy went solo in 1963.

Other casinos the country music star played include the French Lick Resort Casino in IN, the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Mescalero, NM, and the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, CT.

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Following Campbell's announcement about having Alzheimer's, he released Ghost on the Canvas and went on tour for what he called the Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour.

Campbell relived his time with the Beach Boys in the above video clip from one of his performances in the early Eighties.

Fans paid tribute to Campbell on the Hollywood walk of fame.

It wasn't long after that the rising star with the wide smile, dimpled chin and sideburns would add television show host to his resume, first as co-host of a 1968 summer replacement for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", and the next year as host of "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour", a CBS prime-time variety show that aired until 1972. "You were a shining light in so many ways", country star Brad Paisley tweeted.

They also asked for fans to swap flowers for donations to a Glen Campbell Memorial Fund through the BrightFocus Foundation and added: "The family appreciates your prayers and respect for their privacy at this time".

Also featured in the film was the song "I'm Not Gonna Miss You", which Campbell had written and recorded with Raymond.

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