Yesterday, country music lost a true legend when Glen Campbell passed away from a long battle with Alzheimer’s. It didn’t take long for fellow country artists to reflect on the singer who inspired so many.
What a powerful artistic and personal journey Glen Campbell’s passage has been. As a role model, singing guitar player he was a big influence on me.
His blend of genres created his own sound and style and his ability to entertain wasn’t limited to the stage. He blazed real trails through film (and especially television) where his charismatic southern charm and personality fit perfectly.
The night I won my first country music award, I got back to my hotel room and there was a fax on the floor.
“Welcome to the award winning world kid. You got it.” Glen Campbell.
Universal music, universal stories, universal spirit. No wonder he was a global superstar. I love Glen for so many reasons – but above all, for his humanity. My thoughts and prayers are with Kim and all of his extended family today. May peace be with you all. Go rest high on that mountain, Glen. – KU (Keith Urban)
I think a lot of people may not realize what a huge international star Glen Campbell (Official) was during his time in both pop and country music. He had many timeless hits that will never be touched. He also was a great musician and great singer who played on a lot of music before he became THE Glen Campbell. I will always feel like I owe Glen a lot of gratitude – he was my first contact in Nashville when my wife, Denise, was a flight attendant. She met him at the airport and he gave her his business card for his publishing company. This connection lead me down the path that brought me to where I am today.
Alan and Denise Jackson
Glen Campbell just passed away.
“Rhinestone Cowboy” was the first song I remember hearing. I wrote about this story in my book Walk To Beautiful.
I met Glen Campbell at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during an induction ceremony. I got a chance to share my story with him. He was very nice and thankful.
Glen Campbell influenced the country music business tremendously. There’s not one artist that hasn’t been inspired by his music directly or indirectly.
Rest in peace, Glen. Jimmy Wayne
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) August 9, 2017
We lost a legend today. Thank you for your music, @GlenCampbell. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
— Easton Corbin (@eastoncorbin) August 8, 2017
Great sadness today at the loss of my dear friend @GlenCampbell There’s never been nor will there be a greater gift to a song. Love you Glen
— bryan_white (@bryan_white) August 8, 2017
— Jon Pardi (@JonPardi) August 8, 2017
Glen Campbell is legendary, timeless & will forever have a huge mark on country music. We send our love and prayers to his family & friends.
— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) August 9, 2017
Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time. I will always love you, Glen! pic.twitter.com/LQFEWA42lF
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) August 8, 2017
Extremely sad to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away. My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 8, 2017
Very sad to see Glen Campbell go after a long goodbye. He and his music will always be with us. Thanks, Glen. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/bTOi68SW5j
— Clint Black (@Clint_Black) August 9, 2017
— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) August 9, 2017
We lost one of the greatest ever. He could do it ALL. I’m thankful to have grown up hearing his amazing music. #GlenCampbell.
— Jerrod Niemann (@jrodfromoz) August 9, 2017
I grew up listening to Glen Campbell and his music helped influence my love of great lyrics and great melodies. Rest in peace!
— Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic) August 9, 2017
So very sorry to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away. It’s the end of an era of tremendous talent. RIP
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) August 9, 2017
So sad to hear the news of @GlenCampbell. You’ll be missed by so many.
— Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) August 9, 2017
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) August 9, 2017
As a musician, a hero. As an Arkansan, a hero. As a human being, a hero. RIP glen campbell. Wooo pig
— Justin Moore (@JustinColeMoore) August 9, 2017
RIP, Glen. You were my first employer as a writer. We were all in awe of your musicality. https://t.co/WjvYWGNGl7
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 8, 2017
Glen Campbell was one of the finest musicians to ever grace country music. Hell, ALL music for that matter. Thanks for all you’ve done Glen.
— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) August 8, 2017
— Canaan Smith (@canaansmith) August 8, 2017
Glen Campbell… The artist. The songwriter. The musician. The man. Music will never be the same. Missing the Rhinestone Cowboy already!
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) August 8, 2017
The voice. The guitar. The songs. The session work. The show… Glen Campbell leaves a huge musical legacy & a heroically loving family. RIP
— Charles Esten (@CharlesEsten) August 8, 2017
The world lost a little sparkle today. Rest in rhinestoned peace, @GlenCampbell 💎 You inspired me so much.
— KACEY MUSGRAVES (@KaceyMusgraves) August 8, 2017
How blessed am I to have had Glen Campbell in my life!? We will miss you, friend. RIP pic.twitter.com/2LbPHzdxSY
— Steve Wariner (@stevewariner) August 8, 2017
— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) August 8, 2017
Rip @GlenCampbell extremely saddened by your passing.legend gone. Prayers to your family
— Chris Janson (@janson_chris) August 8, 2017
We lost a music legend today. Rest in peace, Glen Campbell. Sending love and prayers to his family. pic.twitter.com/CqW5eMFXAF
— Rascal Flatts (@rascalflatts) August 8, 2017
RIP to my biggest idol. Glen Campbell! You’re the finest singer I ever heard. A true #fighter !
— David Nail (@davidnail) August 8, 2017