"There were also tributes from Campbell's Hollywood fans, with actor Rob Lowe writing: "#RhinestoneCowboy was playing on the radio as I first laid eyes on the NYC skyline, so many years ago.
His father was a sharecropper, a tenant who paid his rent with a proportion of the crops that he grew. He was playing guitar from the time his first instrument arrived by mail order when he was four.
Glenn had already recorded and had a hit with Jimmy's song "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" but the two didn't meet until later when Glen was recording a vehicle commercial and Jimmy had written the jingle. In his teens, he played in groups with names like the Western Wranglers and the Dick Bills Band.
Campbell broke into session work in Los Angeles as a result of recording demos with future producer Jimmy Bowen - at $10 a song. Campbell kept on recording and visit for the following a very long while, scoring endless outlining nation hits all through the '80s and discharging a few of religious, gospel-impacted collections in the '90s. "He was like a child with a new toy".
By then, Campbell - who briefly toured with the Beach Boys when Brian Wilson was ailing in the mid-'60s - already was a successful solo artist.
Webb noted that he last collaborated with Campbell on a duet of "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" - another Grammy victor - for the songwriter's 2010 duets album, "Just Across the River".
Campbell relapsed in 2003 and served 10 days in jail for drunken driving in Arizona - a case that produced an embarrassing mugshot of a scowling, disheveled Campbell that went viral on the Internet.
Webb called "Wichita Lineman", which won a Grammy in 1968, "a flawless record". The show, which opened each week with Mr. Campbell's endearing grin and the words, "Hi, I'm Glen Campbell", ran until 1972. He didn't seem too interested in getting to know me.
The song collected a Grammy and became much requested by U.S. soldiers fighting in Vietnam.
The tour was going to be with country star Kenny Rogers.
"I didn't go to Nashville because Nashville at that time seemed one-dimensional to me", Campbell told the AP. Campbell sold over 45 million records, even beating out the Beatles in 1968. It was his second-to-last No. 1 song, followed by 1977's "Southern Nights", though he continued to chart singles into the 1990s and beyond.
He turned to alcohol and drugs for solace. "He could sing higher than I could!"
"But later on, I didn't have any stability".
From country to Bavarian, Campbell can be heard on 21-year-old Newton's cover of German bandleader Bert Kaempfert's tune. They married in 1982 and remained together for the rest of Campbell's life.
By the time I got to my desk to write the story. "And, eventually, I got rid of those demons". He twice won album of the year awards from the Academy of Country Music and was voted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
"I just woke up and said, I can quit this".
"It just started out with him like maybe forgetting a couple of lines in a song and I'd kind of look at him and I'd think, you know, time to cut back on the red wine or something like that", Webb told Newsmax. "What a musician. His contribution is and will likely always be unmatched".