‘Heartbroken’ Ashley Campbell Shares Tribute Following Dad Glen’s Death
After news of Glen Campbell‘s death broke on Tuesday (Aug. 8), his daughter, singer-songwriter Ashley Campbell, shared a beautiful tribute to her late father on her social media accounts. In the post, Campbell says she is “heartbroken,” and thanks her father for everything he did for her throughout her life.
“I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be,” Campbell writes. “He will be remembered so well and with so much love.”
Ashley Campbell is the youngest of Glen Campbell’s eight children. She plays banjo, and performed with her father during his farewell tour in 2011 and 2012; she also helped out with her dad’s final album, Adios, released in June.
“It meant a lot to me to be asked to play on [Adios], especially banjo because that’s how I got into music. My dad wanted me to learn how to play it,” Ashley Campbell tells The Boot. “Of course, it meant a lot to me because I know [album producer] Carl [Jackson] could’ve played those parts no problem, but he wanted me to do it and that meant a lot.”
In 2015, Ashley Campbell released a single, “Remembering,” in tribute to her father.
In June of 2011, Campbell announced his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, after experiencing short-term memory loss for several years; the disease continued to rob him of his memories until his death. During his lifetime, Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and won a number of major awards, including numerous Grammy Awards and Grammy Hall of Fame honors, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, two CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), a number of ACM Awards and many more.
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