American country music singer Glen Campbell comes to the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood May 22nd in one of his final music concerts ever on the east coast. Affectionately known as the Rhinestone Cowboy, Campbell is performing across the country in a final tour after last June’s announcement that he has Alzheimer’s disease. If you require ground transportation to and from the Performing Arts Center, call Royal Coachman for the best limousine service in the New Jersey area.
In a long and successful career in both music and television that spans 50 years, Campbell is expected to retire from the entertainment world at the conclusion of a concert tour across the country later this year. He has recorded an astounding 70 albums, won nine Grammy Awards, eight Country Music Awards and even performed as a Beach Boy before he became a major star in 1967. The singer from Delight, Arkansas, released a string of memorable hits, including “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” and his biggest selling single, “Rhinestone Cowboy.” In the prime of his popularity, he hosted his own television show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, which aired on CBS for four years. He also appeared in a number of Hollywood movies, most notably in the 1969 film, True Grit, which starred John Wayne. For that movie, Campbell was a Golden Globe nominee for Most Promising Newcomer and sang the Academy Award nominated title song, while Wayne won his only Academy Award for his role as Rooster Cogburn.
Glen Campbell was the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 1968 and 1969 and won the prestigious Album of the Year award in 1969 for “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” which was the first country album ever to win the Grammy Awards Album of the Year. Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Grammy Awards.
At age 76, Campbell has been described as taking his serious condition in stride and this final tour is for his fans, many which have been following him for virtually his entire career. This final concert tour, simply known as the Goodbye Tour, features his daughter and two sons, who perform in his band. His wife of 30 years, Kim, will accompany him throughout the tour that tentatively ends July 29 in Albuquerque. For reliable limousine service to the concert in Englewood, Royal Coachman, who has been in business almost as long as Glen Campbell himself! Call Royal Coachman at 1-800-4RC-RIDE to book your reservations!Tags: Concerts in NY/NJ, Glen Campbell farewell tour, rhinestone cowboy