Wednesday, June 22, 2011
– Glen Campbell announced Wednesday he has Alzheimer's Disease and plans to release his final studio disc in late August.
Campbell was recently diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer's Disease, according to a press release. He did an interview with People's Magazine, which will be out on Friday.
"Ghost On The Canvas" will be out Aug. 30 on Surfdog Records. Among the tunesmiths contributing songs are Paul Westerberg, Jakob Dylan, Robert Pollard and Teddy Thompson with backing by Chris Isaak, Dick Dale, Billy Corgan, Brian Setzer, Rick Nielsen, Roger Manning and The Dandy Warhols. The album is produced by Julian Raymond, who also co-wrote a number of new songs with Campbell.
Campbell will celebrate the new album as well as his five-decade-plus career with a valedictory worldwide concert tour, "The Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour." A complete itinerary will be announced shortly.
Campbell's career went back on the upswing with 2008's "Meet Glen Campbell," produced by Raymond. The album found Campbell putting his stamp on songs by such artists as U2, Green Day, Tom Petty, Foo Fighters, and Jackson Browne, supported by members of Jane's Addiction, Jellyfish and Cheap Trick.
Over the course of his career, Campbell has had 6 Top 20 albums and 21 Top 40 hit singles on the overall charts. His track record as one of country music's greatest stars includes 27 Top 10 country classics spanning 22 years, as well as 9 number 1 country albums.