Paisley, Gill, Urban pay tribute to Campbell
Monday, October 31, 2011
– Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and Keith Urban will pay tribute to Glen Campbell during the 45th Annual CMA Awards next week.
The awards, hosted by Paisley and Carrie Underwood, air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 9 on ABC.
Campbell was named both CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year in 1968 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The performer has sold more than 45 million albums and recorded such classic hits as Wichita Lineman, Gentle On My Mind, Galveston, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Southern Nights and Rhinestone Cowboy.
His guitar prowess is featured on the Beach Boys' seminal album "Pet Sounds" and on Frank Sinatra's Strangers in the Night. Earlier this year, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He is in the midst of his successful Goodbye Tour after releasing his final album, the critically-acclaimed "Ghost on the Canvas."
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