Glen Campbell is set to be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 5th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards on November 4 at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood.
Campbell’s country music career has spanned nearly five decades and includes his hits “Gentle on my Mind” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Campbell is being recognized for his contribution to the music industry.
Over the years, Campbell has received countless awards including: “five Grammys, three Grammy Hall of Fame honors, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, two Country Music Association Awards, three Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and a Pioneer Award honor.”
Campbell is known as the first country music star to cross over to the pop charts. He has released more than 70 albums and has sold more than 45 million records. In 2005, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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Sadly, Campbell’s career as a country music singer has come to an end with his advancing Alzheimer’s disease. In May, Campbell’s wife Kim Woolen told People that it was likely that her husband would never be able to perform again.
“He can’t even tune a guitar now. If I tune one and hand it to him he can still play, [but] not like he used to,” Woolen said.
His disease has advanced so quickly that he had to be moved to a memory-care facility. However, Kim stays by his side for the majority of the time. “It’s a very nurturing place … [and] he feels secure there,” Kim said. “I sit with him through his meals … we hug each other and cuddle. I savor every day.”