My Dad was a HUGE country/western fan, so I grew up largely listening to what he listened to on the radio until I discovered the world of rock 'n roll when I went into grade school and asked for my own radio so I could listen to "my" music. I professed to hate country music, especially the twangy stuff that was so popular in the '70s and early '80s when I was growing up, but I did love some of it. One of the soft spots I always had was for dad's cowboy music collection and for Glen Campbell for some odd reason.

Found out a few years ago that Mr. Campbell had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and that made me terribly sad. He had it in him to release a swansong of sorts last year, which I've posted below. It brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it. Poor fella. He was a pompous ass and quite the cad back in the day, but no one deserves the fate that befell him.

I hear there's a documentary about Glen's life coming out. Just might have to catch it. Sorry I missed Tim McGraw's version of this song on the Oscars tonight...



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