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From country music fans to stars, Nashville reacted to the passing of "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer Glen Campbell on Tuesday. 

Campbell’s family revealed news of his death in a statement Tuesday afternoon. Campbell, 81, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011 and was being cared for at a Nashville facility.

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Within minutes of his death being made public, fans had started to gather at Campbell’s plaque at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Campbell was inducted as a member in 2005.

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Eric Richman from Fort Mill, S.C., takes a photo of Glen Campbell's plaque inside the Country Music Hall of Fame. Visitors to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum were surprised as they found out about the death of Glen Campbell on Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017, in Nashville, TN.  Larry McCormack / THE TENNESSEAN>FullscreenA memory book was left in an alcove and will be putBuy Photo
A memory book was left in an alcove and will be put out for visitors on Wednesday. Visitors to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum were surprised as they found out about the death of Glen Campbell on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Nashville, TN.  Larry McCormack / THE TENNESSEAN>FullscreenKimberly Yates and Angela Neely pose in front of GlenBuy Photo
Kimberly Yates and Angela Neely pose in front of Glen Campbell's plaque at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Visitors to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum were surprised as they found out about the death of Glen Campbell at the age of 81 Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017, in Nashville, TN.  Larry McCormack / THE TENNESSEAN>FullscreenVisitors to the Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumBuy Photo
Visitors to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum were surprised as they found out about the death of Glen Campbell at the age of 81 Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017, in Nashville, TN.  Larry McCormack / THE TENNESSEAN>FullscreenGlen Campbell was inducted into the Country Music HallBuy Photo
Glen Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. He died Aug. 8, 2017.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean>FullscreenA visitor takes a photo at\ the Country Music HallBuy Photo
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    “I just really liked his music,” said Angela Neely, who made the trip to the Hall of Fame from Louisville, Ky. “I remember being a little kid and my mom playing (his songs). It’s really sad. It was a shock because I had been following his story since he got sick. It’s history.”

    The Country Music Hall of Fame’s museum editor Michael Gray addressed a small crowd gathered in front of Campbell’s plaque, explaining that Campbell was “one of the most important artists in the history of country music.”

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    Joe Bonsall and Duane Allen of The Oak Ridge Boys share memories of country icon Glen Campbell following Campbell's death at age 81. Kirt Webster

    “He brought a whole new audience to country music,” Gray said, pointing to Campbell’s popular late ‘60s television show “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.” “His songs were so popular … the songwriting community, publishers, everyone benefited.”

    While fans mourned the loss, Campbell’s fellow country singers remembered an icon.

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    “Sorry to hear about my good friend Glen,” Roy Clark said in a statement. “We made a lot of good music together over the years. He was one of the greatest guitar players ever.”

    “Thank you Glen Campbell for sharing your talent with us for so many years,” said Charlie Daniels. “May you rest in peace, my friend.”

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    Glen Campbell sings "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" at the Capitol Records pizza party and show Oct. 21, 1967, at Municipal Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell sings "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" at the Capitol Records pizza party and show Oct. 21, 1967, at Municipal Auditorium.  Jimmy Ellis / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, center, is greeted after flying into town Oct. 19, 1968, for the last day of the 16th annual Country Music Disc Jockey Convention.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, center, is greeted after flying into town Oct. 19, 1968, for the last day of the 16th annual Country Music Disc Jockey Convention.  Dale Ernsberger / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell leaves Nashville Municipal Airport after flying in for the 16th annual Country Music Disc Jockey Convention on Oct. 19, 1968.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell leaves Nashville Municipal Airport after flying in for the 16th annual Country Music Disc Jockey Convention on Oct. 19, 1968.  Dale Ernsberger / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell thanks the crowd after accepting his Male Vocalist of the Year award from presenter Tammy Wynette at the second annual CMA Awards show on Nov. 18, 1968, at the Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell thanks the crowd after accepting his Male Vocalist of the Year award from presenter Tammy Wynette at the second annual CMA Awards show on Nov. 18, 1968, at the Ryman Auditorium.  Bill Preston / The Tennessean>FullscreenTammy Wynette accepts the Female Vocalist of the Year award from presenter Glen Campbell at the second annual CMA Awards show on Nov. 18, 1968, at the Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Tammy Wynette accepts the Female Vocalist of the Year award from presenter Glen Campbell at the second annual CMA Awards show on Nov. 18, 1968, at the Ryman Auditorium.  Bill Preston / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, right, gets a little push from presenter Jimmy Dean after accepting his Entertainer of the Year award at the second annual CMA Awards show on Nov. 18, 1968, at the Ryman Auditorium. Campbell also won the Male Vocalist of the Year award.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, right, gets a little push from presenter Jimmy Dean after accepting his Entertainer of the Year award at the second annual CMA Awards show on Nov. 18, 1968, at the Ryman Auditorium. Campbell also won the Male Vocalist of the Year award.  Bill Preston / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, right, thanks the crowd after accepting his Entertainer of the Year award from presenter Jimmy Dean at the second annual CMA Awards show Nov. 18, 1968, at the Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, right, thanks the crowd after accepting his Entertainer of the Year award from presenter Jimmy Dean at the second annual CMA Awards show Nov. 18, 1968, at the Ryman Auditorium.  Bill Preston / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, left, was a guest of Johnny Cash for his first taping of his ABC network show Jan. 5, 1970, at Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, left, was a guest of Johnny Cash for his first taping of his ABC network show Jan. 5, 1970, at Ryman Auditorium.  Robert Johnson / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, left, was a guest of Johnny Cash for his first taping of his ABC show Jan. 5, 1970, at Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, left, was a guest of Johnny Cash for his first taping of his ABC show Jan. 5, 1970, at Ryman Auditorium.  Robert Johnson / The Tennessean>FullscreenCharley Pride, right, thanks the crowd for his CMA Entertainer of the Year award on Oct. 10, 1971. Presenter Glen Campbell, left, looks on.Buy Photo
    Charley Pride, right, thanks the crowd for his CMA Entertainer of the Year award on Oct. 10, 1971. Presenter Glen Campbell, left, looks on.  Joe Rudis / The Tennessean>FullscreenEntertainer Glen Campbell lines up a putt on the 16th green as he shoots 75 in his first trip around the new Crockett Springs National Golf and Country Club on July 26, 1972. Campbell is a founder of the club.Buy Photo
    Entertainer Glen Campbell lines up a putt on the 16th green as he shoots 75 in his first trip around the new Crockett Springs National Golf and Country Club on July 26, 1972. Campbell is a founder of the club.  Jimmy Ellis / The Tennessean>FullscreenSinger and TV star Glen Campbell, center, and his wife, right, walk through the Metro Airport after arriving in town Oct. 13, 1972, for the Music City USA Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament.Buy Photo
    Singer and TV star Glen Campbell, center, and his wife, right, walk through the Metro Airport after arriving in town Oct. 13, 1972, for the Music City USA Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament.  Frank Empson / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, left, signs an autograph for a fan after arriving Oct. 13, 1972, in Nashville for the Music City USA Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, left, signs an autograph for a fan after arriving Oct. 13, 1972, in Nashville for the Music City USA Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament.  Frank Empson / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell plans his next shot on the first day of the Music City USA Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament on Oct. 14, 1972.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell plans his next shot on the first day of the Music City USA Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament on Oct. 14, 1972.  Frank Empson / The Tennessean>FullscreenHost Glen Campbell opens the sixth annual CMA Awards show with a song Oct. 16, 1972. The show was telecast live from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House.Buy Photo
    Host Glen Campbell opens the sixth annual CMA Awards show with a song Oct. 16, 1972. The show was telecast live from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House.  Frank Empson / The Tennessean>FullscreenHost Glen Campbell, right, welcomes presenters Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton for the first award of the sixth annual CMA Awards show Oct. 16, 1972.Buy Photo
    Host Glen Campbell, right, welcomes presenters Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton for the first award of the sixth annual CMA Awards show Oct. 16, 1972.  Frank Empson / The Tennessean>FullscreenHost Glen Campbell, center, checks on presenters Bobby Goldsboro, left, and Lynn Anderson as they set up to present the Vocal Duo of the Year award during the sixth annual CMA Awards show Oct. 16, 1972.Buy Photo
    Host Glen Campbell, center, checks on presenters Bobby Goldsboro, left, and Lynn Anderson as they set up to present the Vocal Duo of the Year award during the sixth annual CMA Awards show Oct. 16, 1972.  Frank Empson / The Tennessean>FullscreenFormer Louisiana Gov. Jimmie Davis, right, speaks to a packed house after becoming the newest addition to the Country Music Hall of Fame during the CMA Awards show Oct. 16, 1972. Looking on is host Glen Campbell.Buy Photo
    Former Louisiana Gov. Jimmie Davis, right, speaks to a packed house after becoming the newest addition to the Country Music Hall of Fame during the CMA Awards show Oct. 16, 1972. Looking on is host Glen Campbell.  Frank Empson / The Tennessean>FullscreenLoretta Lynn accepts the Female Vocalist of the Year award at the seventh annual CMA Awards show Oct. 15, 1973, at the Grand Ole Opry House. Looking on are presenters Merle Haggard, left, and Glen Campbell.Buy Photo
    Loretta Lynn accepts the Female Vocalist of the Year award at the seventh annual CMA Awards show Oct. 15, 1973, at the Grand Ole Opry House. Looking on are presenters Merle Haggard, left, and Glen Campbell.  Joe Rudis / The Tennessean>FullscreenCo-host Glen Campbell performs during the CMA Awards show Oct. 13, 1975, at the Grand Ole Opry House.Buy Photo
    Co-host Glen Campbell performs during the CMA Awards show Oct. 13, 1975, at the Grand Ole Opry House.  Frank Empson / The Tennessean>FullscreenCo-host Glen Campbell performs during the CMA Awards show Oct. 13, 1975, at the Grand Ole Opry House.Buy Photo
    Co-host Glen Campbell performs during the CMA Awards show Oct. 13, 1975, at the Grand Ole Opry House.  Frank Empson / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, right, introduces longtime star Grandpa Jones as the 29th member of the Country Music Hall of Fame at the 12th annual CMA Awards show Oct. 9, 1978.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, right, introduces longtime star Grandpa Jones as the 29th member of the Country Music Hall of Fame at the 12th annual CMA Awards show Oct. 9, 1978.  Bill Welch / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, right, introduces longtime star Grandpa Jones as the 29th member of the Country Music Hall of Fame at the 12th annual CMA Awards show Oct. 9, 1978.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, right, introduces longtime star Grandpa Jones as the 29th member of the Country Music Hall of Fame at the 12th annual CMA Awards show Oct. 9, 1978.  Bill Welch / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, left, talks with Harold Shedd at a recording studio in Nashville on Nov. 4, 1983.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, left, talks with Harold Shedd at a recording studio in Nashville on Nov. 4, 1983.  Billy Easley / The Tennessean>FullscreenGuest Glen Campbell, second from left, and host Bobby Bare, right, get ready to tape a session during the "Bobby Bare & Friends" show March 21, 1984, at Bullet studio on Music Row.Buy Photo
    Guest Glen Campbell, second from left, and host Bobby Bare, right, get ready to tape a session during the "Bobby Bare & Friends" show March 21, 1984, at Bullet studio on Music Row.  Dan Loftin / The Tennessean>FullscreenGuest Jimmy Webb, left, and Glen Campbell join host Bobby Bare during a taping of the Buy Photo
    Guest Jimmy Webb, left, and Glen Campbell join host Bobby Bare during a taping of the "Bobby Bare & Friends" show March 21, 1984, at Bullet studio on Music Row. Webb was responsible for Campbell's earliest hit songs.  Dan Loftin / The Tennessean>FullscreenHost Bobby Bare, left, has Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb together at the piano during a taping of the "Bobby Bare & Friends" show March 21, 1984, at Bullet studio on Music Row.Buy Photo
    Host Bobby Bare, left, has Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb together at the piano during a taping of the "Bobby Bare & Friends" show March 21, 1984, at Bullet studio on Music Row.  Dan Loftin / The Tennessean>FullscreenHost Bobby Bare, left, has Glen Campbell, right, and Jimmy Webb together at the piano during a taping of the Buy Photo
    Host Bobby Bare, left, has Glen Campbell, right, and Jimmy Webb together at the piano during a taping of the "Bobby Bare & Friends" show March 21, 1984, at Bullet studio on Music Row. Webb was responsible for Campbell's earliest hit songs.  Dan Loftin / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, right, joins Roy Acuff for the 62nd birthday celebration of the Opry on Nov. 11, 1987.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, right, joins Roy Acuff for the 62nd birthday celebration of the Opry on Nov. 11, 1987.  Mike Dubose / The Tennessean>FullscreenDolly Parton, right, performs with Glen Campbell and Emmylou Harris during the concert-TV taping of Buy Photo
    Dolly Parton, right, performs with Glen Campbell and Emmylou Harris during the concert-TV taping of "A Country Music Celebration" honoring the CMA's 35th anniversary Jan. 13, 1983, at the Grand Ole Opry House.  Rex Perry / The Tennessean>FullscreenDolly Parton performs with Kenny Rogers, left, Willie Nelson and Glen Campbell during the concert-TV taping of Buy Photo
    Dolly Parton performs with Kenny Rogers, left, Willie Nelson and Glen Campbell during the concert-TV taping of "A Country Music Celebration" honoring the CMA's 35th anniversary Jan. 13, 1993, at the Grand Ole Opry House.  Rex Perry / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs during the CMA Music Festival on June 13, 2004, at the Coliseum.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs during the CMA Music Festival on June 13, 2004, at the Coliseum.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs during the CMA Music Festival on June 13, 2004, at the Coliseum.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs during the CMA Music Festival on June 13, 2004, at the Coliseum.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean>FullscreenCountry legend Glen Campbell performs Buy Photo
    Country legend Glen Campbell performs "You'll Never Walk Alone" during the Broadway Meets Country event Nov. 12, 2005, at the Fredrick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.  Sanford Myers / The Tennessean>FullscreenNew Yorker Tom Mulligan, left, is thrilled to have his photo taken with Glen Campbell while both were attending the reception at the New York mayoral residence Gracie Mansion on Nov. 14, 2005.Buy Photo
    New Yorker Tom Mulligan, left, is thrilled to have his photo taken with Glen Campbell while both were attending the reception at the New York mayoral residence Gracie Mansion on Nov. 14, 2005.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell holds his plaque backstage for the media after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the CMA Awards show in New York on Nov. 15, 2005.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell holds his plaque backstage for the media after being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the CMA Awards show in New York on Nov. 15, 2005.  Sanford Myers / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell arrives with his wife, Kim, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for the Medallion Ceremony on May 7, 2006.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell arrives with his wife, Kim, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for the Medallion Ceremony on May 7, 2006.  John Partipilo / The Tennessean>FullscreenFans line the steps outside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and applaud as Glen Campbell arrives May 7, 2006, for the Medallion Ceremony, in which he was officially recognized as a Hall of Fame member.Buy Photo
    Fans line the steps outside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and applaud as Glen Campbell arrives May 7, 2006, for the Medallion Ceremony, in which he was officially recognized as a Hall of Fame member.  John Partipilo / The Tennessean>FullscreenBrenda Lee, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997, congratulates Glen Campbell, who received his Hall of Fame medallion in a ceremony May 7, 2006.Buy Photo
    Brenda Lee, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997, congratulates Glen Campbell, who received his Hall of Fame medallion in a ceremony May 7, 2006.  John Partipilo / The Tennessean>FullscreenSinger Glen Campbell, right, and songwriter Jimmy Webb perform their classic, "Wichita Lineman," at the 44th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Oct. 23, 2006, at the Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Singer Glen Campbell, right, and songwriter Jimmy Webb perform their classic, "Wichita Lineman," at the 44th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Oct. 23, 2006, at the Ryman Auditorium.  Michael Clancy / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs  with the Nashville Symphony on Sept. 25, 2009, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs with the Nashville Symphony on Sept. 25, 2009, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  Alan Poizner / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs with the Nashville Symphony on Sept. 25, 2009, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs with the Nashville Symphony on Sept. 25, 2009, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  Alan Poizner / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs with the Nashville Symphony on Sept. 25, 2009, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs with the Nashville Symphony on Sept. 25, 2009, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  Alan Poizner / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell is all smiles after finishing a song with the Nashville Symphony on Sept. 25, 2009, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell is all smiles after finishing a song with the Nashville Symphony on Sept. 25, 2009, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  Alan Poizner / The Tennessean>FullscreenKeith Urban, left, performs "Wichita Lineman" with Brad Paisley during a tribute to Glen Campbell at the 45th CMA Awards show Nov. 9, 2011, at Bridgestone Arena.Buy Photo
    Keith Urban, left, performs "Wichita Lineman" with Brad Paisley during a tribute to Glen Campbell at the 45th CMA Awards show Nov. 9, 2011, at Bridgestone Arena.  Sanford Myers / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell talks to the audience about his tribute at the 45th CMA Awards show Nov. 9, 2011, at Bridgestone Arena.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell talks to the audience about his tribute at the 45th CMA Awards show Nov. 9, 2011, at Bridgestone Arena.  Sanford Myers / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, center, picks his guitar during the end of a tribute to him at the 45th CMA Awards show Nov. 9, 2011, at Bridgestone Arena. Looking on are Brad Paisley; Campbell's wife, Kim; and Vince Gill.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, center, picks his guitar during the end of a tribute to him at the 45th CMA Awards show Nov. 9, 2011, at Bridgestone Arena. Looking on are Brad Paisley; Campbell's wife, Kim; and Vince Gill.  Sanford Myers / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, right, performs Nov. 30, 2011, at the Ryman Auditorium. His children, also known as the group Instant People, are his touring band.
    Glen Campbell, right, performs Nov. 30, 2011, at the Ryman Auditorium. His children, also known as the group Instant People, are his touring band.  Jeanne Reasonover / The Tennesse>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs Nov. 30, 2011, at the Ryman Auditorium. His children, also known as the group Instant People, are his touring band.
    Glen Campbell performs Nov. 30, 2011, at the Ryman Auditorium. His children, also known as the group Instant People, are his touring band.  Jeanne Reasonover / The Tennesse>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs Nov. 30, 2011, at the Ryman Auditorium.
    Glen Campbell performs Nov. 30, 2011, at the Ryman Auditorium.  Jeanne Reasonover / The Tennesse>FullscreenGlen Campbell, left, and his daughter, Ashley, play "Dueling Banjos" during his concert Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium. His children, also known as the group Instant People, are his touring band.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, left, and his daughter, Ashley, play "Dueling Banjos" during his concert Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium. His children, also known as the group Instant People, are his touring band.  Jeanne Reasonover / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, left, and his daughter, Ashley, play "Dueling Banjos" during his concert Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium. His children, also known as the group Instant People, are his touring band.
    Glen Campbell, left, and his daughter, Ashley, play "Dueling Banjos" during his concert Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium. His children, also known as the group Instant People, are his touring band.  Jeanne Reasonover / The Tennesse>FullscreenGlen Campbell, left, gets a kiss from his daughter, Ashley, after they performed "Dueling Banjos" during his concert Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium.
    Glen Campbell, left, gets a kiss from his daughter, Ashley, after they performed "Dueling Banjos" during his concert Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium.  Jeanne Reasonover / The Tennesse>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium.
    Glen Campbell performs Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium.  Jeanne Reasonover / The Tennesse>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium.
    Glen Campbell performs Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium.  Jeanne Reasonover / The Tennesse>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium. His children, Cal, left, and Ashley, right, also known as the group Instant People, are his touring band.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium. His children, Cal, left, and Ashley, right, also known as the group Instant People, are his touring band.  Jeanne Reasonover / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell shakes a fan's hand after performing Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell shakes a fan's hand after performing Nov. 30, 2011, at Ryman Auditorium.  The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.  Tom Stanford / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.  Tom Stanford / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.  Tom Stanford / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.  Tom Stanford / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.  Tom Stanford / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.  Tom Stanford / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs during "The Goodbye Tour" on Jan. 3, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium.  Tom Stanford / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, second from left, and his wife, Kim, left, pose with General Manager Sally Williams and Merle Haggard backstage at the Ryman Auditorium on April 9, 2012.
    Glen Campbell, second from left, and his wife, Kim, left, pose with General Manager Sally Williams and Merle Haggard backstage at the Ryman Auditorium on April 9, 2012.  Samuel M. Simpkins/The Tennessea>FullscreenGlen Campbell, center, with his kids, Cal, left, and Ashley, walk the red carpet before the CMT Music Awards show June 6, 2012, at Bridgestone Arena.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, center, with his kids, Cal, left, and Ashley, walk the red carpet before the CMT Music Awards show June 6, 2012, at Bridgestone Arena.  Samuel M. Simpkins/The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, second from right, with his son, Cal, left, wife, Kim, and daughter, Ashley, walk the red carpet before the CMT Music Awards show June 6, 2012, at Bridgestone Arena.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell, second from right, with his son, Cal, left, wife, Kim, and daughter, Ashley, walk the red carpet before the CMT Music Awards show June 6, 2012, at Bridgestone Arena.  Samuel M. Simpkins/The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell responds to cheers as he rides down Broadway during the CMA Music Festival kickoff parade June 7, 2012.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell responds to cheers as he rides down Broadway during the CMA Music Festival kickoff parade June 7, 2012.  Dipti Vaidya / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell responds to cheers as he rides down Broadway during the CMA Music Festival kickoff parade June 7, 2012.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell responds to cheers as he rides down Broadway during the CMA Music Festival kickoff parade June 7, 2012.  Dipti Vaidya / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell, "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer, member ofBuy Photo
    Glen Campbell, "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer, member of Country Music Hall of Fame, 81.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs during the CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2012, at LP Field.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs during the CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2012, at LP Field.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs during the CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2012, at LP Field.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs during the CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2012, at LP Field.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs during the CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2012, at LP Field.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs during the CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2012, at LP Field.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean>FullscreenGlen Campbell performs during the CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2012, at LP Field.Buy Photo
    Glen Campbell performs during the CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2012, at LP Field.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean>Fullscreen

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      Campbell’s son Shannon Campbell is in country band Little Feather. The group released a statement Tuesday. 

      “To the world Glen Campbell is iconic, but to Shannon he was his one and only father. We send our most sincere condolences to our band-brother Shannon Campbell and his family," said Little Feather’s Liz Sharpe. "The legacy of his father is one we will always cherish and his talent will live on through Shannon as first and foremost, our brother, but as the son of the Glen Campbell. We will have his presence with us always and our hearts go out to the entire family."

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      Kenny Rogers found peace in knowing Campbell’s suffering had ended.

      “It's always tragic when you hear of a friend passing, but he had to be miserable that last few years of his life,” Rogers said. “At least he doesn't have to deal with that anymore.”

      Rogers said the Campbell had played on “almost all” of First Edition’s music and said his dynamic guitar work was “trendsetting.”

      “He was a good friend and it breaks my heart that he's not here to contribute to music anymore,” Rogers said.

      Dolly Parton agreed: “Glen Campbell was special because he was so gifted,” she said. “Glen is one of the greatest voices that ever was, and he was one of the greatest musicians.”

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      Dolly Parton recorded a tribute to Glen Campbell after the news of his death

      "When I was young I wanted to sing, play, even comb my hair like Glen Campbell," Steve Wariner said in a statement. "The most naturally gifted human I've ever been around. He was simply amazing, we'll miss you ole pal."

      Younger generations of country singers also grieved Campbell's passing. 

      “I grew up listening to Glen Campbell and his music helped influence my love of great lyrics and great melodies,” Sara Evans said. “His songs told stories and touched so many people.”

      Craig Morgan called him a “legend” and “true inspiration” for aspiring country singers. 

      Joe Nichols said Campbell was “one of the most talented musicians in all genres of music.”

      Rascal Flatts called Campbell an "amazing icon" in country music.

      "He was a ... hero and some of our earliest memories of country music flowed out of his mouth and his guitar," said Rascal Flatts singer Gary LeVox. "Thank you Glenn for being such an inspiration to the world. You will be missed and your legacy will live on forever."

       

      Source : http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/08/08/glen-campbell-dies-nashville-reacts/550910001/

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