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Glen Campbell’s live version of “Gentle On My Mind” is perfectly soothing

April 17th, 2020

Glen Campbell was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, and television host.

He’s known for a series of hits in the 60s and 70s such as “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman,” and “By The Time I Get To Phoenix.” This country music legend was a skilled session guitarist and finger picker. His talents got him to work with chart-topping artists like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Merle Haggard and many more.

Though not everybody knows his name today, his talent lives on through performances like this one.

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This 1999 “Gentle On My Mind” wonderful performance is from Volume one of a three-volume concert called the “Ryman Country Homecoming.”

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It was taped at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The song was written by John Hartford and it won four Grammy Awards. A video like this is a gentle reminder of other times, and of a different music era when country music was in its prime.

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The concert celebrates all the talents that make country music great.

Gene Watson, Roy Clarke, Chet Atkins, Willie Nelson, Crystal Gayle, and Waylon Jennings are some of the superstars who share the stage with Glen Campbell during this phenomenal concert!

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This much-missed genius had an incredible talent for guitar and had his ways to make any song a masterpiece.

We can see that everyone in the auditorium was on the verge of tears, just for the pure gentle goodness of his entire performance. The whole thing was a sleek, smooth, unpolished and soulful song that made everyone feel optimistic about life. Anyone who watches this is sure to be flat out happy!

This video is sure to bring a smile to anybody’s face.

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As the old saying goes, it’s easy to know real talent when you see it.

These three wonderful minutes show one of the most talented guitarists effortlessly playing one of his greatest songs. Even though we weren’t there for the real thing, we’re grateful to still see it online!

You know you’re at the top of your game when Roy Clarke admires your guitar playing!

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Everyone in the auditorium knew they were watching a master entertainer doing his best.

You can see Roy Clarke beaming and tapping his foot. When Campbell starts his brilliant solo, everyone is dazzled. The crowd can hardly contain their excitement, and his fellow musicians are feeling the same way. The greatest thing about the video is that all these magnificent, talented people are happy and in awe of Glen. There is no jealousy, no pettiness, just a real admiration for an artist.

One shocking fact after witnessing this video is that Glen Campbell couldn’t read music.

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Though he could play any song once he heard it, this fact just shows how intuitive of a musician Campbell really was.

All of this makes the performance all the more amazing! The incredible video got 14 million views since the video was published in 2014. During his 50 years in show business, Campbell released more than 70 albums and sold four million records. Glen’s final “Goodbye Tour,” with his children joining in as his backup band, was in 2012 before he passed away in 2017. The genuine and extremely talented musician will always be remembered by fans and his colleagues as a versatile musician, a tremendous fan of Elvis and an icon.

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