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Country music legend Glen Campbell’s condition is deteriorating

Country music legend Glen Campbell’s condition is deteriorating
Country music legend Glen Campbell’s condition is deteriorating
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Grand Ole Opry member and Country Music Hall of Famer Glen Campbell has been moved to an Alzheimer’s care facility. Campbell, 77, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years ago.

Perhaps best known for his hits “Galveston,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” and “Wichita Lineman,” Glen Campbell was moved last week to the Alzheimer's facility according to a Thursday, April 17 report from DFW CBS local. There are no further details regarding a permanent plan for the “Rhinestone Cowboy” at this time.

Upon receiving the Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2011, Glen Campbell released the CD “Ghost on the Canvas” and embarked on his final tour that took him all across America. Three of Campbell’s four children joined him on the tour as part of his backup band. After 50 years in the entertainment industry Glen Campbell wanted to be able to sing his farewell to fans while he still could.

At a star-studded event on March 26, Campbell was the first recipient of the Alzheimer’s Association of the Glen Campbell Courage Award. In January Rock and Roll Relics debuted the custom made “Country Boy” guitar. There are only 25 available and each one is signed personally by Glen Campbell.

Glen Campbell fans can visit his website and watch new videos released by Glen and his wife Kim. Included are the videos “Hey Little One” and “Inside See You There,” the new CD by Campbell that is in stores now. Also available is the “Glen Campbell – American Treasure” limited edition box set signed by Glen.

Glen Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The iconic singer has released more than 70 albums and made music history when he won four Grammys in both country and pop categories 47 years ago in 1967. In addition to his musical career, Campbell had a popular show, the “Glen Campbell Good Time Hour” on CBS in the 1970s.