Jimmy Webb Memorializes Glen Campbell in Heart-wrenching Facebook Post

Three of his children sing on the album, which was released earlier this summer. "He will be remembered so well and with so much love", she wrote on Twitter. That includes the South Dakota Symphony; members recorded a special album with Campbell 16 years ago. That was full six years before Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson released their country chart-topping version of the song and adopted its name for their ongoing collaboration the Highwaymen.

Glen Campbell was one of Keith Urban's musical idols, so the superstar was thrilled when he got the chance to actually jam with the legendary guitarist and singer in 2009.

We thought that The Righteous Brothers and their classic hit "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" best summed up how we feel about Mr. Campbell's passing.

Tributes to the star poured in yesterday, but it's still hard to estimate the sheer scale of his impact on music - his sweet, soothing tenor voice perfectly represented the meeting point of country and pop.

Tulsa-based music industry veteran Jim Halsey provided this statement after Campbell's death: "Thank you, Glen Campbell for your treasures and your art that you shared with the multitudes".

Campbell eventually cleaned up his act and married Kimberly Woolen who would serve as a steadying influence the rest of his life.

Campbell, who left his mark on the music, television and movie worlds, died in Nashville, Tennessee, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" received an Academy Award nomination for original song and earned Campbell the sixth and final Grammy of his career.

Alan Jackson: "I owe @GlenCampbell my gratitude". He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011 and rather than retreating, went on a farewell tour that dealt with his illness and decline with the same candor he'd addressed his relationship troubles and addiction struggles earlier in his life.

For many fans, Campbell was everywhere.

Blake Shelton: "Extremely sad to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away".

Campbell's third marriage to Sarah Davis, former wife of country singer Mac Davis, also was marred by drug abuse and drinking but he eventually sobered up with fourth wife, Woollen. He was 81-years-old. He moved us with his star presence, unforgettable songs and world class musicianship.

"I am writing because I think you deserve some sort of message from me but I am too upset to write very well or at any great length", wrote Webb, who published his memoir, "The Cake and The Rain" in April.

I would later learn that the haunting melody was actually written by Jimmy Webb (who also wrote "By the Time I get to Phoenix" and "Wichita Lineman").

  • Leroy Wright