In a multi-faceted career filled with hit records and awards, Glen Campbell should also be credited with helping country music start-ups on their way to fame. In the early 1990's, at Atlanta airport, Campbell ran into a flight attendant who turned out to be Alan Jackson's wife. He gave her his business card as publishing manager which led to Alan working for Campbell's music publishing business. Many of Jackson's hit songs were published by Seventh Son Music, Campbell's publishing company. Keith Urban also credits Campbell with being an inspiration and a strong influence in his career.

Glen Travis Campbell was born on April 22, 1936, one of twelve children of a sharecropper, in Billstown, Arkansas, USA, a community of less than a hundred people. Even without being able to read music, he learned to play the guitar as a young boy. When he was 16, he moved to New Mexico and joined his uncle's band, performing on their radio show. Several years afterwards, he formed his own band, The Western Wranglers.

Moving to Los Angeles, Campbell spent some years as a session musician, part of a group that was in great demand at the time. This was followed by a tour with the Beach Boys. After limited success as a solo artist, he got his big break with his recording of the John Hartford song “Gentle on My Mind” followed by bigger hits “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Wichita Lineman” from Jimmy Webb. For the first two, Campbell won Grammy Awards. The latter was named by Mojo Magazine and Blender as one of the greatest songs of the 20th century. During this period, big hits followed one after another.

In 1974, while on a tour of Australia, Campbell heard Larry Weiss' version of Rhinestone Cowboy and fell in love with the song. His recording became his largest-selling single, moving out over 2 million copies in a matter of months. A 2002 techno/pop version made by Campbell in the United Kingdom went to the Top 10 of the UK charts.

In the late 60's and early 70's, Campbell moved into television. He hosted a weekly variety show “The Glenn Campbell Goodtime Hour”. Using connections made as a session musician, he was able to host many name personalities like The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond and Willie Nelson. After the show went off the air, Campbell continued on television, appearing in made-for-TV movies, specials and variety shows.

After dropping off the top of the pop charts, Campbell remained in the Top 10 of country music charts with songs like “Faithless Love” and “A Lady Like You”. In 2008, he held his “Farewell to Australia” tour where he performed at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2010, Campbell released what was supposed to be his final album “Ghost on the Canvas”. A year later, he announced that he had Alzheimer's Disease and would release a final album and go on his final tour in August 2011.

Throughout his 50-year career, he has sold 45 million records and garnered 12 RIAA Gold, 4 Platinum and 1 Double-Platinum albums. Campbell has won 8 awards from the Academy of Country Music, 3 American Music Awards, 2 Country Music Association Awards, 3 Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association, 8 Grammy Awards and a Q Legend award.

In 2005, Glenn Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and in 2007 into the Musicians' Hall of Fame.