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Glen Campbell To Be Honored At CMA Awards

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The ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ will be honored during the CMA Awards on November 9. Glen Campbell will be in the spotlight as three former CMA Entertainer of the Year winners will salute his music and legendary guitar talents.

Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban will team up to honor the Country Music Hall of Famer during the live show, which will also be broadcast on GNA. Actually, Jake Thomas and I will be interviewing all the nominees and performers November 7-9 live from 3-7pm.

According to the CMA, Campbell was named both CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year in 1968, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The legendary performer has sold more than 45 million albums and recorded such classic hits as “Wichita Lineman,” “Gentle On My Mind,” “Galveston,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Southern Nights,” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.” As a musician, Campbell was part of the much-heralded Wrecking Crew that performed on a variety of artists’ albums. His guitar prowess is featured on the Beach Boys’ seminal album Pet Sounds and on Frank Sinatra’s megahit “Strangers in the Night,” among others. He acted alongside John Wayne in the movie “True Grit,” and hosted “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” on television from 1968-1972. Earlier this year, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He is in the midst of his successful Goodbye Tour after releasing his final album, the critically-acclaimed Ghost on the Canvas.

Click here for a complete list of the 2011 CMA nominees

Click here to watch Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood audition to host

Watch Glen Campbell sing ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’

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