July 21, 2018

"Forever Loving You": Tanya Tucker's final message to the late Glen Campbell

11 August 2017, 02:11 | Joann Bryant

Tanya Tucker on Glen Campbell: 'I'll Forever Love You, Glen'

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It's why I'm releasing "Forever Loving You" in memory of Glen and for all of those who are losing or have lost someone they love.

One of 12 children, Campbell left his native Arkansas and a life of farm work as a teenager in pursuit of music. Campbell continued to release new music and tour even after announcing he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Campbell cut the album in 2012 after completing a hard final tour, which was documented by the movie Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me.

More than 35 years after their split, Tanya Tucker has now revealed that she recorded a new song in honor of Campbell titled "Forever Loving You", with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

She said: "I think this has been really good for him".

During their performance, Campbell prefaced his and Urban's impromptu acoustic jam session with the story of their first meeting in Australia. But, that song hardly defines Campbell's long career, which may not have included many hits in the later decaeds, but did see him playing sell-out shows around the world. I didn't want to go nowhere. By his early 20s, Campbell had formed his own group, the Western Wranglers, and moved to Los Angeles. R.I.P. Glenn Campbell, one of the greats and much-loved by millions!

The movie was a painfully honest and poignant look at Campbell's life as he started to show more and more signs of decline, even as he undertook a farewell concert tour. The retired president Bill Clinton suggested the documentary would make Campbell remembered for more than his music. "When I was done, he kissed the phone".

Nashville stars have lined up to pay fulsome tribute to "Rhinestone Cowboy" Glen Campbell, who died this week from Alzheimer's disease, aged 81.

After seeing that, I found myself searching out videos on YouTube of Campbell in his prime, and the more I see, the more I realize how incredible he was.

Campbell was married four times and had eight children.

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