Campbell Remembered

"What I was always struck by, when you would go to a concert, was how heavily the guitar became this third way he entertained. He was great at talking to audiences. He was so charismatic — it probably came from hosting TV shows and even acting. And he was such a singer. That voice was so velvet. Who could dislike Glen Campbell’s voice? I’m glad his long goodbye has come to an end at this point. I’m glad that he has gone on to somewhere better. You leave a long time before you go with this disease." –Brad Paisley to Chris Willman in Variety

"He represented the best of the pop and the best of country, and he went that kind of middle ground. He pulled people in from both sides. It was a great thing for country music, and frankly, for pop music. –Charlie Daniels

“Glen was a dear friend to me. One of the best. Let the Lord be with him to rest his soul and to comfort his family.” –Jerry Lee Lewis

"Short time ago I went to visit Glen at the home where he was staying and handed him a guitar. He picked it up and strummed it a little bit, gave me a big smile, and it was hard to see a man who looked really healthy, looked really good, still smiled real big, but not be able to communicate like he once did." –The Oak Ridge Boys' Duane Allen

"Glen was a good friend with a great sense of humor. I remember once being backstage putting on a camel costume to go on and sing 'Ahab the Arab' and he showed up and said, 'Well, it's come to this has it?'" –Ray Stevens

"Glen Campbell was one of the first to parlay country music into mainstream television and broaden the entire country music fan base across the globe." –Billy Ray Cyrus

"The loss is too big to put into words .... Glen and I were brothers in every sense of the word. When I hear or see his name, I see the Glen I've always known. There will never, ever be another Glen Campbell." –Roy Clark

"He was our golden boy. We loved him and the world loved him." – Brenda Lee

  • "When I was young I wanted to sing, play, even comb my hair like Glen Campbell! The most naturally gifted human I've ever been around." –Steve Wariner
  • "Glen and his family made a powerful decision to go public with their Alzheimer’s diagnosis. This selfless choice was a watershed moment in the effort to end this disease. By laying bare the raw emotions and setbacks of their lives, the Campbell family has helped lower the stigma often associated with Alzheimer’s. They have made great strides in bringing the disease out of the shadows." –BrightFocus Foundation's Stacy Pagos Haller
  • "Glen Campbell was an iconic American artist and fellow Arkansan. His legacy will be his great talent and how he decided to live with Alzheimers." –Bill Clinton
  • "The night I won my first country music award, I got back to my hotel room and there was a fax on the floor. 'Welcome to the award winning world kid. You got it. –Glen Campbell.' Universal music, universal stories, universal spirit. No wonder he was a global superstar. I love Glen for so many reasons, but above all, for his humanity. My thoughts and prayers are with Kim and all of his extended family today. May peace be with you all. Go rest high on that mountain, Glen." –Keith Urban
  • "I am full of grief. I am writing because I think you deserve some sort of message from me but I am too upset to write very well or at any great length. It’s like waking up in the morning in some Kafkaesque novella and finding that half of you is missing." –Jimmy Webb