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Glen Campbell moved into care facility - report

April 16th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Glen Campbell
Country music legend Glen Campbell has reportedly been moved into an Alzheimer's care facility as he continues to battle the condition that robbed him of his career.

The Rhinestone Cowboy singer has been suffering from the memory-stealing disease for over three years, and headed out on a farewell tour in 2012, while he could still recall the lyrics to his songs.

The 78 year old was admitted to the care facility last week (ends11Apr14), according to

A source close to the family tells the website, "I'm not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We'll know more next week."...

Glen Campbell Plays First Gig Since Alzheimer's Announcement

July 17th, 2011 1:14pm EDT
Glen Campbell
Veteran singer Glen Campbell was given a standing ovation at his first concert since announcing he has Alzheimer's disease.

The Rhinestone Cowboy hitmaker stunned fans last month after revealing he is suffering from the degenerative neurological disorder.

But the 75 year old proved the show must go on after taking to the stage for a triumphant gig at the IP Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi on Friday.

According to the Associated Press, the country star played a 22-song set, including his hits "Gentle on my Mind" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," and later brought the audience to its feet w...

Glen Campbell Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease

June 22nd, 2011 10:18am EDT
Glen Campbell
Veteran singer Glen Campbell is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

The Rhinestone Cowboy hit-maker, 75, has been plagued by short-term memory loss for many years and six months ago, doctors confirmed he is suffering from the degenerative neurological disorder.

Campbell and his wife Kim have now gone public with the diagnosis ahead of a number of planned retirement shows later this year, revealing they don't want fans to worry if he forgets his lines.

Kim tells People magazine, "Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer. But if he flubs a lyric or gets confused on stage, I wou...

Coldplay Wins Twice At Q Awards

October 6th, 2008 2:32pm EDT
Coldplay have triumphed at the 2008 Q Awards in London - the rockers picked up

two prizes at Monday's ceremony, including the Best Act In The World

Today award.

The Violet Hill hitmakers were also presented with the award for Best Album for their latest LP Viva La Vida.

Coldplay were originally nominated in four categories, but lost out on Best Track to British band Keane for their single Spiralling, and Best Video to Vampire Weekend for A-Punk.

Meanwhile, Welsh soul star Duffy was named Breakthrough Artist; Kaiser Chiefs

took home Best Live Act; The Last Shadow Puppets...

James Taylor To Perform On Good Morning America Tomorrow

September 14th, 2008 8:30am EDT
James Taylor
Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor will perform live on Good Morning America on Monday, September 15. Taylor's performance kicks off the unprecedented "50 States in 50 Days" initiative that will take ABC News and USA Today reporters to every state in the union in the days leading up to the Presidential election in November. GMA's "Whistle Stop '08" tour begins with James Taylor's performance in his home state of Massachusetts on the porch of the historic Red Lion Inn. Taylor will perform material from his forthcoming release Covers, which will be available on Hear Music on Septembe...

Anne Murray Releases All-Star Collaborative Album, 'Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends'

January 18th, 2008 8:00pm EST
Anne Murray
Music icon Anne Murray has sold more than 50 million albums in a distinguished career that spans four decades. On January 15th, Manhattan/EMI will release Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends, an exceptional 17-track collection of her top hits and favorites, newly recorded as duets with some of the world's top female recording artists.

Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends showcases a wide variety of Anne's favorite female vocalists. Among the album's tracks and collaborating artists are "Snowbird" with Sarah Brightman, "You Needed Me" with Shania Twain, "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do"...

44 Fans Arrested At Country Music Festival

July 18th, 2007 6:05pm EDT
Carrie Underwood
Country music turned nasty at the weekend when Canadian police arrested 44 fans at a four-day festival, featuring Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood, in Saskatchewan. According to local reports, the Craven Country Music Jamboree turned into chaos when 23,000 music fans descended on the town for Sunday's finale.

Ten motorists were arrested for impaired driving and there were a series of assaults that also led to arrests, including four sexual assaults.

Other fans were arrested for weapons offences and thefts.

As well as McEntire and Underwood, the festival also featured per...

'True Grit' Special Collector's Edition Coming To DVD On May 22

May 7th, 2007 12:28pm EDT
True Grit
In celebration of John Wayne's 100th birthday, Paramount Home Entertainment releases the role that won the Duke his only Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the age of 63. The classic cinematic masterpiece features Wayne in his larger-than-life performance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall, Rooster Cogburn. The cantankerous Rooster is hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father and fled with the family savings. When Cogburn's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. And the s...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 22

April 22nd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Peter Frampton
Happy Birthday To British musician Peter Frampton (1950), American film writer/director John Waters (1946), prolific actor Jack Nicholson (1937), singer/songwriter Glen Campbell (1936), jazz bassist Paul Chambers (1935; d. 1969), "The Facts of Life" actress Charlotte Rae (1926), TV producer Aaron Spelling (1923), pinup model Bettie Page (1923), musician Charles Mingus (1922; d. 1979), and "Green Acres" star Eddie Albert (1906; d. 2005).

Robert Plant To Revamp Classic Zeppelin On Exclusive Starbucks CD

February 2nd, 2007 10:30pm EST
Robert Plant
Paul Weller has tackled Rose Royce's Wishing On A Star and The Magic Numbers attempt Beyonce Knowles' Crazy In Love on a quirky new covers compilation.

They're joined by artists like R.E.M., Dido and k.d.lang, covering tunes by Glen Campbell, James Taylor and Leonard Cohen on Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project, which will be sold exclusively at Starbucks coffee stores across America this spring.

The album, which also features Robert Plant revamping his old Led Zeppelin classic Black Dog, was inspired by Gary Jules' international hit Mad World, a cover of a Tears For Fears tune.


Country Music Hall Of Fame Honors New Inductees

May 9th, 2006 10:58am EDT
Glen Campbell
Country music legends Glen Campbell, DeFord Bailey and supergroup Alabama have been honored as the Country Music Hall Of Fame's newest inductees. In a star-studded Sunday night ceremony, the three acts were honored with medallions after being officially inducted last November.

Campbell, who blasted out 1975 hit "Rhinestone Cowboy," was saluted with a musical tribute from Jamie Hartford, John Loudermilk and Keith Urban, while Kenny Chesney, Lonestar, Rascal Flatts and Sawyer Brown hailed supergroup Alabama.

Meanwhile harmonica virtuoso Bailey, who died in 1982, was remembered by ...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 22

April 22nd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Peter Frampton
Happy Birthday To British musician Peter Frampton (1950), American film writer/director John Waters (1946), prolific actor Jack Nicholson (1937), singer/songwriter Glen Campbell (1936), jazz bassist Paul Chambers (1935; d. 1969), "The Facts of Life" actress Charlotte Rae (1926), TV producer Aaron Spelling (1923), pinup model Bettie Page (1923), musician Charles Mingus (1922; d. 1979), and "Green Acres" star Eddie Albert (1906; d. 2005).

CMA Awards Rundown and Winners

November 16th, 2005 10:06am EST
Lee Ann Womack
The Big Apple provided a big night for some of Country Music's biggest stars. "The 39th Annual CMA Awards" was broadcast on Tuesday, Nov. 15 for the first time outside of Nashville, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on the CBS Television Network. Keith Urban and Lee Ann Womack were the big winner's of the night. Read on for a complete recap of the evening and a full winner's list...

Keith Urban won his second consecutive CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and his first Entertainer of the Year Award, making him the only Country artist in CMA Awards history to win the Horizon, ...

Country Stars, Broadway Actors To Perform for Charity

October 28th, 2005 12:42pm EDT
Trisha Yearwood
On Nov. 12, country music and Broadway superstars are joining together at Madison Square Garden in a cabaret-like setting, performing classic country and Broadway selections. Proceeds will benefit The Actors' Fund of America and The American Red Cross. The show will be co-hosted by country music superstar Lee Ann Womack and Tony Award winner and Broadway leading man, Brian Stokes Mitchell.

The line-up includes country music's Trace Adkins, Glen Campbell, Billy Currington, Raul Malo, Richie McDonald, Jamie O'Neal, Julie Roberts, Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood, as well as Broadway'...

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