He has a discography that's chock full of many country favorites, from Jimmy Webb-penned songs to TV and movie hits, and Grammy-winning tracks. Campbell's voice has been a constant in the lives of many fans, and his songs have spun a soundtrack that covers decades and will last forever. From a young boy singing in church in Delight, Ark. Our list of the Top 10 Glen Campbell Songs spans from the very beginning to his most recent recording. It was one of his several songs featured in film and television. One of Campbell's more upbeat hits, "Galveston" was certified gold in While the song is certainly uptempo and catchy, the subject matter written by Webb is a little less happy: Sung from the point of view of a soldier, a man from Galveston thinks of his love that he's leaving behind in the coastal city, remembering her how her dark eyes glowed even as he prepares for battle.
He was Campbell died in Nashville Tuesday at 10 a. His death was also announced Tuesday in a post on his official website and social-media accounts. By age 6, he was skilled enough to appear on local radio stations, and by 10th grade he would quit high school to pursue a music career full time. In his 20s, Campbell, who had come west to Los Angeles to seek stardom, flourished as part of the Wrecking Crew, the fabled, though mostly unknown to the public, collective of studio and session musicians who played behind some of the biggest names in the music business.
Does this sound like a hit to you? An inauspicious beginning for a song that sold millions of records for Glen Campbell, has been recorded by everyone from Johnny Cash to James Taylor to R. In late Jimmy was just about the hottest songwriter in L.
Campbell's version of the song also went to number 1 on the country music charts. The song is considered by many to be the unofficial anthem of both Galveston Island and the City of Galveston, Texas. The protagonist is a soldier waiting to go into battle who thinks of the woman he loves and his hometown of Galveston, Texas.