Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban Pay Tribute to Glen Campbell

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Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban will play tribute to Country Music Hall of Fame member and former CMA Entertainer of the Year Glen Campbell at the 45th Annual CMA Awards, as announced today by the Country Music Association. CMA says the “three guitar virtuosos’ performance saluting the legendary singer/musician will be a highlight of Country Music’s Biggest Night(TM).'”
Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return as hosts and perform their duet, “Remind Me,” at the star-studded country music event which will take place in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will air live on November 9, 2011 from 8-11 pm ET on ABC. Additional performers include Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Thompson Square, Keith Urban, Chris Young, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter, Rascal Flatts & Natasha Bedingfield, Lionel Richie & Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, and Darius Rucker.
More on Glen Campbell [Courtesy of Country Music Association]:
Campbell was named both CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year in 1968, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The legendary performer has sold more than 45 million albums and recorded such classic hits as “Wichita Lineman,” “Gentle On My Mind,” “Galveston,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Southern Nights,” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.” As a musician, Campbell was part of the much-heralded Wrecking Crew that performed on a variety of artists’ albums. His guitar prowess is featured on the Beach Boys’ seminal album Pet Sounds and on Frank Sinatra’s megahit “Strangers in the Night,” among others. He acted alongside John Wayne in the movie True Grit, and hosted The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on television from 1968-1972. Earlier this year, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He is in the midst of his successful Goodbye Tour after releasing his final album, the critically-acclaimed Ghost on the Canvas.
Watch Glen Campbell perform “Angel Dreams:”


Source: Country Music Association – October 31, 2011


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