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Glen Campbell
   
Number of songs: 2 | Total weeks on charts: 8
Appearing in a total number of: 2 charts | Total period running: 131 days
Biography

Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host, and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television. 

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. He has placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, the Billboard Hot 100, or the Adult Contemporary Chart, 29 in the Top 10 of which 9 peaked at number one on at least one of those charts. Campbell's hits include his recordings of John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind", Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", and "Galveston", Larry Weiss's "Rhinestone Cowboy", and Allen Toussaint's "Southern Nights". 

Campbell made history in 1967 by winning four Grammys total, in the country and pop categories. For "Gentle on My Mind" he received two awards in country and western, "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" did the same in pop. Three of his early hits later won Grammy Hall of Fame Awards (2000, 2004, 2008), while Campbell himself won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and took the CMA's top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In 1969 Campbell was picked by actor John Wayne to play alongside him in the film True Grit, which gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. Campbell sang the title song which was nominated for an Academy Award.
In June 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six months earlier.

Campbell went on a final "Goodbye Tour", with three of his children joining him in his backup band; his last show was on November 30, 2012, in Napa, California. Campbell sang "Rhinestone Cowboy" as a goodbye at the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 12, 2012.
In April 2014, news reports indicated the 78-year-old Campbell had become a patient at an Alzheimer's long-term care and treatment facility.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Glen Campbell in the news
'Western Stars - Songs From The Film,' The Soundtrack Album To Bruce Springsteen's Directorial Debut, Out Today On Columbia Records (28/10/2019) Bruce Springsteen Releases "Sundown" Performance Video From Directorial Debut 'Western Stars' And Soundtrack Album 'Western Stars - Songs From The Film,' Both Out October 25 (04/10/2019)
'Western Stars - Songs From The Film' Soundtrack Album To Accompany Bruce Springsteen's Directorial Debut On October 25th (26/09/2019) Yola Adds Garcia's Capitol Theatre At The Capitol Theatre Show To US Tour (21/06/2019)
Glen Campbell's Remarkable Life And Catalog Celebrated With Career-Spanning Four-Disc Box Set 'Glen Campbell - The Legacy [1961-2017]' (01/05/2019) Joel Rafael, Jude Johnstone & Jack Tempchin To Perform On June 21 At City Winery Loft In NYC (10/04/2019)
Jon Fratelli Announces New Single "Evangeline" (12/01/2019) Lost Glen Campbell Album Sings For The King Featuring Songs Recorded For Elvis Presley Discovered And Released Half A Century Later (16/11/2018)
Jesse Dayton Releases Performance Video For His Protest Song "Charlottesville" (16/11/2018) The Fratellis Frontman Jon Fratelli To Release Solo Album "Bright Night Flowers" On February 15, 2019 (30/10/2018)
Gary Nicholson, Nashville Songsmith, Crafts Hymn For Mid-Term Healing With "God Help America" Featuring Guest Ruthie Foster (16/10/2018) Hollywood Music In Media Awards Announces Nominees In Film, TV, & Video Game Music (16/10/2018)
ignore (16/10/2018) Capitol/UMe To Release Neil Diamond - '50th Anniversary Collector's Edition' On November 30, 2018 (12/10/2018)
Lost Glen Campbell Album 'Sings For The King' Featuring Songs Recorded For Elvis Presley Discovered And Released Half A Century Later (10/10/2018)
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