He’s been walking these streets for so long, singing the same old song, but sadly it’s time for Country Music Hall of Famer Glen Campbell to say goodbye to his fans. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Campbell released one last studio album, Ghost on the Canvas, in 2011 before embarking on his Goodbye Tour. At 76 years old, Campbell has been making his name known in the music industry for five decades, with classic hits such as “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Gentle On My Mind” that will continue to make country-lovers young and old remember the legendary singer, performer, television personality and actor with warm hearts.
As part of the Wrecking Crew, a group of famed session musicians, Campbell played on recordings by Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and other chart-topping artists before he moved on to a solo career. In addition to music, Campbell dabbled in television when he hosted The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour and even landed a role in the original version of the film True Grit.
Almost 50 years after his debut performance in the Islands, Campbell is bringing his career full circle with one last aloha in Honolulu this Sunday.
Ride ‘em, cowboy.