About The Glen Campbell Music Show
After a decade of superstardom between 1967 and 1977, Glen Campbell’s white hot career had cooled a bit by the early ‘80s. The Grammy-winning singer and guitarist found his comeback vehicle in 1982 with The Glen Campbell Music Show, a weekly half-hour series syndicated nationwide.
Campbell had achieved crossover success with hits like “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Southern Nights,” and this show continued that trend. Hel hosted a mix of Country and pop acts, performing hits, standards and duets in front of a live audience. The 30-minute format gave the show an unusually fast pace for TV variety, with a focus on performance. “It’s just me and the six best musicians I have ever played with,” Campbell said, referring to house band Caledonia. “And one guest each time out…We just make music, as much as we can pack in to the time.”
Campbell remained a fixture on the Country charts for the next decade. He was inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and received a lifetime achievement award from the Grammys in 2012. Glen Campbell died on August 8, 2017 at age 81. His final studio album Adiós, released just two months before his death, featured a number of musicians who performed on The Glen Campbell Music Show.
Notable guest stars: Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Reed, Ronnie Milsap, Carl Jackson, Wes and Carrie Campbell
Produced by Pierre Cossette, Bob Henry