The important role casinos played in the life of Glen Campbell

The important role casinos played in the life of Glen Campbell

The nine-time Grammy-winner, best known for hit tracks Rhinestone Cowboy and Wichita Lineman, died on Tuesday morning in Nashville, following a battle with Alzheimer's disease. He also took CMA's Entertainer of the Year award in 1968.

He was also a victor for Grammy Awards for four times in the different pop categories.

Campbell recalled meeting Urban when he was still an up-and-coming musician during a trip to Australia and giving him the advice to always keep practicing - advice Urban admitted he was still following to that day, years into a successful career. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011.

In his 20s, Campbell, who had come West to Los Angeles to seek stardom, flourished as part of the Wrecking Crew, the fabled, though mostly unknown to the public, collective of studio and session musicians who played behind some of the biggest names in the music business.

WASHINGTON •Former United States president Bill Clinton once praised singer Glen Campbell for his courage in becoming a public face of Alzheimer's disease. Campbell also performed in the Beach Boys' band on tour in 1964 and 1965. By all accounts, Campbell's early life was one of severe poverty that included picking cotton in the fields alongside his brothers.

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Fans paid tribute to Campbell on the Hollywood walk of fame.

Glen's passing comes after he retired from the music industry in 2011 following his Alzheimer's diagnoses, which his daughter Ashley described at the time as "really good" for his health. Campbell continued to make music, tour, and appear in movies and on television in the decades that followed.

Jimmy Webb (left) wrote some of Glen Campbell's most memorable pop and country hits from the 1960s onward.

The show's also your chance to relive numerous highlights from Glen's network TV variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.

The film, which generated the Grammy-winning song I'm Not Gonna Miss You, showed the star still instinctively fluent on the guitar yet struggling to remember lyrics and setlists and, by the time of his final show in Napa, California, barely able to lead his band.

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