Glen Campbell biography

Glen Campbell

Country, Musical Artist

1936 –

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Who is Glen Campbell?

Glen Travis Campbell is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television.

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. Campbell's hits include John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind", Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman" and "Galveston", Larry Weiss's "Rhinestone Cowboy" and Allen Toussaint's "Southern Nights".

Campbell made history by winning four Grammys in both country and pop categories in 1967. For "Gentle on My Mind" he received two awards in country & western, "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" did the same in pop. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and took the CMA's top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In 1969 Campbell was picked by actor John Wayne to play alongside him in the film True Grit, which gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. Campbell sang the title song which was nominated for an Academy Award.

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Born
Apr 22, 1936
Delight
Also known as
  • Glenn Campbell
  • Glen Gampbell
  • Glen Cambell
  • Glen Travis Campbell
  • Campbell, Glen
  • Campbell, Gelen
  • Gelen Campbell
  • Glen Campell
  • Juicy Lucy
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Arkansas
  • Branson

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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