Guitarists and musicians around the world are mourning the loss of Glen Campbell, the country icon who passed away yesterday at the age of 81.
Over the course of a half-century plus career, Campbell was a member of the legendary “Wrecking Crew” of L.A. session musicians, a country hitmaker (who got two singles to the top of the Billboard pop charts as well), a television star—whose Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour was standard viewing in millions of American homes, and even a movie star, who appeared alongside John Wayne in the classic, 1969 Western, True Grit.
It’s no surprise then that Campbell was an influence to many greats, some of whom took to social media to pay tribute to the singer. You can read some of those tributes below.
Thank you @GlenCampbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music. You were a shining light in so many ways.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 8, 2017
The world lost a little sparkle today. Rest in rhinestoned peace, @GlenCampbell You inspired me so much.
— KACEY MUSGRAVES (@KaceyMusgraves) August 8, 2017
I’m very broken up to hear about my friend Glen Campbell. An incredible musician and an even better person. I’m at a loss. Love & Mercy.
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) August 8, 2017
Huge loss in the world of music today. Rest In Peace, Glen Campbell. https://t.co/vexA1kYixX
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) August 8, 2017
God bless and peace and love to Glen Campbell thanks for the music The real rhinestone cowboy and love to all his family
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) August 9, 2017
Lost another great one today. Thoughts and prayers going out to the Campbell family. #glencampbell #rhinestonecowboy pic.twitter.com/XRQySY01pm
— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) August 9, 2017
Sure played one hell of a guitar. https://t.co/NjPauONpK3
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) August 8, 2017
Dear Glen Campbell Rest In Peace As well as your incredible musical abilities you were one of the most down to earth ppl I have ever known.
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) August 8, 2017
So sad to hear of Glen Campbell passing. A stellar session player, singer and performer. LOVED his Jimmy Webb songs. https://t.co/x2ISkz4Cqt
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) August 8, 2017