Friday, April 22, 2011

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell, born on April 22 of 1936, was one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 60's and 70's.  He has been in show business for over 50 years now, singing, releasing 70 albums, touring, and hosting his popular Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS-TV.  Campbell has sold over 45 million records, and had 12 Gold albums, 4 Platinum and 1 Double-Platinum album. 
Campbell's biggest hits were "Rhinestone Cowboy", "Southern Nights", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Gentle on My Mind" and "Wichita Lineman".  He was won scores of awards, as shown below.  Happy Birthday Glen!

Grammy Awards:
1967--Best Vocal Performance, Male for "By the Time I Get to Phoenix"
           Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal Performance for "By the Time I Get to Phoenix"
           Best Country & Western Solo Vocal Performance, Male for "Gentle on My Mind"
           Best Country & Western Recording for "Gentle on My Mind"
1968--Album of the Year for By the Time I Get to Phoenix
2000--Grammy Hall of Fame Award for "Wichita Lineman"
2004--Grammy Hall of Fame Award for "By the Time I Get to Phoenix"
2008--Grammy Hall of Fame Award for "Gentle on My Mind"

American Music Awards:
1976--Favorite Pop/Rock Single for "Rhinestone Cowboy"
           Favorite Country Single for "Rhinestone Cowboy"
1977--Favorite Country Album for Rhinestone Cowboy

Academy of Country Music:
1967--Album of the Year for Gentle on My Mind
           Top Male Vocalist
1968--Album of the Year to Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell          
           Top Male Vocalist
           TV Personality of the Year
1971--TV Personality of the Year
1975--Single of the Year for "Rhinestone Cowboy"
1998--Pioneer Award

Country Music Association:
1968--Entertainer of the Year
           Male Vocalist of the Year

Country Music Association of Great Britain:
1974--Entertainer of the Year

Gospel Music Association (Dove Awards):
1986--Album by a Secular Artist for No More Night
1992--Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the ear for "Where Shadows Never Fall"
2000--Country Album of the Year for A Glen Campbell Christmas

Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005
Inducted into the Musicians' Hall of Fame in 2007
Received the Q Legend Award in 2008

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