Napa, CA – Glen Campbell’s final tour is coming to an end. The “Rhinestone Cowboy” has the better part of four decades entertaining millions of fans. Campbell announced his Goodbye Tour and final studio album not long after doctor’s diagnosed him with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease last year.
Campbell released his final studio album, Ghost on the Canvas last August, according to News Fix Now. The last show of his Goodbye Tour happened on Friday in Napa. Glen was born in Delight, Arkansas and began performing country music in 1958, CMT notes.
He reportedly received his first guitar when he was just 4 years old. He supposedly learned how to play with the help of various relatives. While learning how to play guitar he also began singing in his local church. Campbell formed his first band, the Western Wranglers, when he was 18.
Campbell was one of the most popular musicians during the late 1960s and 1970s. Glen Campbell’s style was not typically described as pure country. His songs have often been regarded as a smooth fusion of country, pop, and a little bit of folk thrown in. He chalked up a fairly steady stream of top 10 hits during the high point of his career. Some of the most popular Glen Campbell songs include “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Southern Nights,” and “Wichita Lineman.”
Glen had this to say to his legions of fans:
“I still love making music. And I still love performing for my fans. I’d like to thank them for sticking with me through thick and thin.”
The legendary singer began his career modestly as a Los Angeles session musician. During his early days Glen Campbell played on hit songs by Elvis Presley, the Monkees, Merle Haggard, and Frank Sinatra. He was a staple on radio stations until the late 1980s. During this era he reportedly began focusing on live performances in Branson.