Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell

Past GRAMMY Awards

1968 - 11th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Album Of The Year

Winner

By The Time I Get To Phoenix

1967 - 10th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Best Vocal Performance, Male

Winner

By The Time I Get To Phoenix

Best Country & Western Recording

Winner

Gentle On My Mind

Best Country & Western Solo Vocal Performance, Male

Winner

Gentle On My Mind

Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal Performance

Winner

By The Time I Get To Phoenix

Bursting onto the music scene — and into living rooms — throughout the '60s and '70s, Glen Campbell put forth a stream of Top 10 hits that helped vault country music into the mainstream, a feat that he could not have predicted when he was cutting his teeth in Los Angeles doing session work for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, and Ricky Nelson, among others.

Campbell picked up the guitar at a young age and sang at church in his native Delight, Ark., developing his easygoing, melodic vocal style. After honing his skills in local bands, Campbell set out for Los Angeles, landing session gigs as a guitarist and becoming part of the famous session clique, the Wrecking Crew. In 1960 Campbell briefly joined the Champs of "Tequila" fame, and in 1965 he had a brief stint as a touring member of the Beach Boys. Campbell embarked on a solo career during this period, releasing his debut single "Turn Around, Look At Me" in 1961.

For the next two decades, Campbell was a chart mainstay, landing hits with his covers of Jimmy Webb's "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "Galveston" as well as "It's Only Make Believe," "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.)," "Rhinestone Cowboy," and "Southern Nights," among others. He won four GRAMMYs in 1967, including Best Vocal Performance, Male and Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal Performance for "By The Time I Get To Phoenix." In 1968 Campbell earned the Album Of The Year GRAMMY for By The Time I Get To Phoenix. The country star also crossed over to television, hosting the variety show "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" on CBS from 1969–1972.

Campbell continued to release new music in subsequent decades, scoring GRAMMY nominations in the '80s and '90s, and publishing an autobiography, Rhinestone Cowboy, in 1994. Three of Campbell's songs have been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, including "Gentle On My Mind" (inducted in 2008). Further cementing his iconic status, in 2012 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy. That same year, Campbell was joined by Blake Shelton and the Band Perry for a performance of "Rhinestone Cowboy" on the 54th GRAMMY Awards telecast.

Though he has retired from touring due to Alzheimer's disease, in 2013 Campbell released See You There, a collection of his hits reimagined. 

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