California Life remembers the life and legacy of country singer Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell has passed away at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Campbell was a renowned country music singer best known for his 1975 hit, “Rhinestone Cowboy,” and it’s with heavy hearts that the Country Music Hall of Fame remembered his life and legacy in the statement below:

Had Glen Campbell “only” played guitar and never voiced a note, he would have spent a lifetime as one of America’s most consequential recording musicians.

Had he never played guitar and “only” sung, his voice would rank with American music’s most riveting, expressive, and enduring.

He left indelible marks as a musician, a singer, and an entertainer, and he bravely shared his incalculable talent with adoring audiences even as he fought a cruel and dread disease.

To all of us who heard and loved his soulful music, he was a delight. – Kyle Young, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO