Glen Campbell Gives Heartwarming Performance at The Perot [VIDEO]
Glen Campbell performed in Texarkana this past Saturday night (November 17) at the Perot Theater and what a magical night!
Glen Campbell is currently on his 'Farewell Tour" and we were blessed to have him in Texarkana. Glen Campbell is 76 and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year, but you'd never know it! He was fantastic!
Opening the show was Victoria Ghost, which is comprised of two of Glen's kids Ashley and Shannon Campbell. Wow! They were fantastic! It's easy to see the talent runs in the family. My husband John and I were wondering how to get a cd of this group. I'm definitely on the lookout!
Then, Glen Campbell took the stage! Ashley and Shannon were back on stage, as they played with their father's band. Glen was in top form. It was such a joy to see him! His performance was fantastic and he gave us all what we wanted to hear and more. Everyone at the Perot was singing along to all his songs including Galveston, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get Phoenix, Southern Nights, Try A Little Kindness, Rhinestone Cowboy and more.
It was really wonderful to see his kids joining him on stage. We were also treated to one of his bothers coming on stage to sing a song with Glen. It really was a family occasion and it was fun to be a part of it.
One of the highlights was Glen Campbell performing "Dueling Banjos" with his daughter Ashley. We all know that Glen Campbell is a fantastic guitarist, but dang, his daughter? That girl can play anything! Below is a video of their performance in last year in Reno, Nevada.
It was really heartwarming to watch his daughter Ashley, as she seemed to always be aware of what her father was doing on stage and ready to help him if he needed put a guitar down or need a little direction on stage.
Glen Campbell's songs are part of my childhood. We had his albums, his songs were on the radio and we watched his T.V. show. This man is a legend and probably more influential in music than you may even know! Yes, he has won countless awards, but did you know he was part of the Beach Boys when they toured in the mid 60's? Did you know he played guitar on the Beach Boy's "Pet Sounds" album? Which by the way is considered one of the best rock albums of all time and influenced the Beatles to record Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Oh, and guess what country artist says he was heavily influenced by Glen Campbell as a kid? Keith Urban.
Here's a great video of the two playing together a few years back. Be sure to listen to the story Glen tells.
Thank you Mr. Glen Campbell for coming to Texarkana! We wish you all the best and our thoughts and prayers are with you!