Yesterday (August 8) the country music world lost one of their greats. “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer Glen Campbell passed away after struggling with Alzheimer’s since 2011.
Since he had such an impact on the industry for decades, countless artists shared their condolences. Country star Jake Owen shared an emotional and personal tribute to Campbell on his Instagram page, and it will make any fan a little misty-eyed.
“We lost one of the greatest voices, guitar players and entertainer that our world has ever seen. Glen Campbell. It seems this year has been filled with these moments where we’ve lost people that have enriched our lives with their pure talent. This is a huge loss for country music. Maybe Glen and Merle are picking a tune together right now. If so, I bet my Grandad is right there with a front row ticket. Life is short. Enjoy it while it’s here.”
Watch Owen’s impromptu performance of Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman…”