Tonight country music fans all over the nation will be tuning in to CBS at 9ET/8Central to help celebrate some of the finest hard working individuals in the country music industry. We’ve done some digging and found a few videos to help our readers get a sneak peek at what to expect. Sounds Like Nashville highlights what artists are most excited for: Glen Campbell’s Family and tribute at the 2017 ACM Honors Artists react to their ACM Honors
We’ve just received the news that the music world has sadly lost another icon. Glen Campbell has passed at the age of 81 from complications relating to his long battle with Alzheimers. Glen’s legacy will carry him forward in our hearts and in the industry as we look back and appreciate all of his contributions to the soundtrack of our lives. Rest well Glen. As listed by our friends at TMZ: The musician released more than 70 albums over a 50-year career, and had a series of hits in the ’60s and ’70s including “Gentle on My Mind,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “Country Boy” and his best-selling single, “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Glen made history in 1967 by winning 4 Grammys in the country and pop categories, and took home CMA’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1968. Glen was attended by family until his passing, and is survived by his loving wife Kim, as well as 8 children.
Glenn Campbell Cancels Tour Dates Because of Health. Glen Campbell was scheduled to perform with Kenny Rogers on tour in Australia and New Zealand, but has been forced to cancel these tour dates due to a continuing decline in his health. These were to be his last international tour dates on his Goodbye Tour. His spokesperson specially cited the long plane flight as the impediment to him going through with the scheduled dates. Kenny Rogers will be continuing the tour without Campbell and it kicks off on August 10th in New Zealand.
Glen Campbell Joined by Black Shelton and The Band Perry for Grammy Performance. Glen Campbell will be joined by Blake Shelton and The Band Perry for a special performance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. After Campbell was awkwardly cut off after being pulled onstage during a tribute performance at the 2011 CMA Awards, its good to see that he’s being given another chance to get back on stage. Glen has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and is currently in the midst of his farewell tour which will run until the end of June this year. The 2012 Grammy Awards air LIVE on CBS on Sunday, February 12th. Other country artists expected to perform include Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson.