Glen Campbell, the singer/guitarist who has released 52 studio albums and 81 singles over the course of his career, has been forced to cancel his tour of Australia and New Zealand, according to reports. Citing health issues, Campbell will forgo the rest of his scheduled international gigs, which was part of his “Goodbye Tour”, which also featured Kenny Rogers. In order to fill the void left by the talented musician, country music artists John Williamson, Beccy Cole, Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley and Sara Store have been tapped to take his place.
In June of 2011, Campbell announced that he intended to release one more album, “Ghost on the Canvas”, which he would support with a final farewell tour. However, the singer’s battle with Alzheimer’s is rumored to have taken an unfortunate turn for the worse, which ultimately makes him unfit for travel. Kenny Rogers website refused to comment on Campbell’s cancellation.
In addition to the tour and the aforementioned album, Campbell also released a video for the song “A Better Place”, which finds the country music legend taking stock of his life and career. Also included in the piece is a special message for his legion of devoted fans, many of whom have followed the musician for decades.
Campbell’s talents don’t begin and end with his music career. In 1969, John Wayne hand-picked Campbell to co-star with him in the western classic “True Grit”. He was also the host of the CBS variety program ” The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour”, as well as the voice of Chanticleer in the animated feature “Rock-a-Doodle”.
For more information about Campbell, stop by his official website. The video for “A Better Place” has been embedded below.