Glen Campbell Grammy
February 12, 2012 by staff
Glen Campbell Grammy, Several Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are named each year by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and country-pop crossover star Glen Campbell will be one of them when the 54th annual Grammy Awards air live at 7 tonight from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on CBS.
Now on a farewell concert tour as he deals with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, Campbell is part of an impressive Lifetime Achievement class that also includes fellow country star George Jones as well as Diana Ross, the Allman Brothers Band, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gil Scott-Heron and the Memphis Horns, according to the Associated Press.
“It tickles me,” Campbell said to the AP of his latest Grammy honor, after winning two for “Gentle on My Mind” and another two for “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” – all in 1967. “They’ve really been nice to me throughout my career. I just think you do your job, and you try to do it the best you can and try to think up some new things. That’s really what I’ve done.”
Campbell is set to perform on tonight’s show with Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton and standout sibling trio The Band Perry.
“I guess when you get old enough, they lay all those accolades on you,” Campbell told the AP.
A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Campbell announced in 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and released his swan song album, “Ghost on the Canvas.” Before he was the “Rhinestone Cowboy” hitmaker, Campbell was part of The Wrecking Crew, a group of top-notch session players who performed on myriad albums in the 1960s.
As part of The Wrecking Crew, Campbell played on Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night,” the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” the Monkees’ “Last Train to Clarksville” and many other hits across multiple genres.
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