How much was Glen Campbell worth?
|Date of Birth:
|April 22, 1936
|United States of America
About Glen Campbell
The American guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor, and television host Glen Travis Campbell was born on April 22, 1936. His estimated net worth is $50 million. Glen Campbell is known for his silky vocals and lush string arrangements. His music was successful on both the mainstream and country charts thanks to these pop-friendly characteristics. But he was also hated by fans of traditional country music because of the glossy shine of songs like “Rhinestone Cowboy”
“I love strings. I always ask for strings to be up in the monitor. When the instrumental plays, I can just float in the music. I can be anywhere, lifted off the ground, just suspended.” — Glen Campbell
Campbell used to listen to jazz guitarists like Django Reinhardt when he was younger. Glen’s main early influences were Chet Atkins and Merle Travis.
One of a sharecropper family’s 12 kids, Glen Campbell grew up in an Arkansas sharecropper family. When he was a little child, his father constructed him a guitar capo out of a corncob so that he could press down the strings of his instrument.
Glen Campbell began his career in the music business as a studio musician at the beginning of the 1960s. On songs by Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, the Monkees, and the Beach Boys, he can be heard singing and playing guitar. When Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys withdrew from touring in the middle of the 1960s, he even stepped in.
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on television, which debuted in 1968, provided the singer widespread exposure and contributed to his enduring success. Audiences appreciated Campbell’s laid-back demeanor. The CBS prime-time program aired until 1972.
With his pop-influenced songs in the 1970s, Glen Campbell contributed to the mainstreaming of country music. Gentle on My Mind, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, and Wichita Lineman were among them.
Campbell switched careers in the 1980s, performing frequently in Branson and Las Vegas as a live performer.
In 1996, the musician published Rhinestone Cowboy: An Autobiography.
Glen Campbell found out he had Alzheimer’s disease in 2009. In 2011, after deciding it was time to retire, he published Ghost on the Canvas. It was widely praised and he referred to it as his final album.
At the age of 81, Campbell passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 8, 2017. Glen Campbell had an estimated net worth of $50 million at the time of his passing.
“I’ve played so many styles: when I was doing sessions in Hollywood I was playing anything from rock and roll to big band and country, so no particular style, though you could say I’m a picker.” — Glen Campbell