BREAKING: Legendary Country SUPERSTAR Needs Your Prayers Right Now

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Glen Campbell’s last record, “Adios,” was “therapeutic” for the legendary country singer who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, said his daughter Ashley Campbell. The singer recorded the album after his diagnosis in 2011, and is now in the late stages of the disease, living in a memory care facility in Nashville, Tennessee.

Famous for his hits such as “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle on My Mind,” Campbell performs songs on the new record that he has always loved to sing, but never recorded, including songs made famous by Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt and Johnny Cash. His longtime banjo player Carl Jackson produced the album, and includes guest performances from Willie Nelson, Vince Gill as well as his daughter, who is also a musician and singer.

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“We definitely were seeing a decline, so we wanted him to be able to do this, while he still could,” Ashley Campbell said. “So definitely we didn’t think there was going to be another album.”

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“When we recorded it he could still sing these songs. And we could get him into the studio and he had so much joy being in the studio and working with Carl. So it was definitely, I think it was therapeutic for him as well,” his daughter said.

These days, the 81-year-old singer is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s and has aphasia, which means he cannot speak or understand speech, according to his daughter. But she said he is happy in a memory care facility in Nashville.

“He is doing so much better than a lot of other people in his position,” she said. “Instead of being scared and confused all the time, he is just happy and loves being around people. And enjoys his desserts and all that. It’s nice to know that we have some kind of bright side in this dark situation.”

She said that she still plays music for her dad, even if he doesn’t always understand he’s listening to music.

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“But sometimes if you sit there long enough or if he’s in the right head space, he will hear it and enjoy it,” Ashley said. “He will close his eyes and he can kind of feel it. He’ll tap his toes. Or start singing along in some other way. He won’t be singing the song you’re singing but he’ll realize you’re singing and he’ll try to sing with you. So it reaches him sometimes, so it’s definitely worth doing every time.”

Take a look at the video courtesy of Associated Press:

Wow. We are glad that Glen is doing good in his care facility and we want to congratulate his lovely daughter Ashley for doing such a great job.

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God Bless. 

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