Life is a bittersweet thing. Today we shine a light on Glen Campbell, a man whose prodigious talents yielded a storied run. He did it all. A revered musician, his trajectory mirrored Country Music’s acceptance as a mainstream entity. There was the TV show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, there were occasional acting gigs including in True Grit with John Wayne. Over his 50 year career he sold 45 million albums, and this was back in the day when you didn’t have to sell out to be commercially viable. His latest studio album Ghost On The Canvas, will be his last as he let it be known a year ago that he has Alzheimer’s. He is presently on the final leg of his "Goodbye Tour" which began last year upon the release of the new CD which included contributions from Paul Westerberg, Jakob Dylan, Chris Isaak, Rick Nielsen, and Billy Corgan.
If you want to own some of Glen Campbell’s best known, a new compilation comes out today called Ten Great Songs, which would act as a fine introduction to building your catalog. The video we feature today is the second one released from the Ghost On The Canvas album. (The first was the title track.) It features a special guest appearance from Joshua Homme, plus lots of photos of Glen with other giants that populated his life and our collective history. Touching stuff, indeed. It is alright to shed a tear or two. Here is “A Better Place.”