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Country Music Legend Set To Perform At Grammy Awards

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PITTBURGH (KDKA) — He has been making music since he was a very young man.

Over the course of six decades, Glen Campbell became a household name regardless of what type of music you like. This weekend, he will be a featured performer at the Grammy’s.

It’s safe to say, Campbell’s seen and done it all.

He has performed with music royalty like Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder and Nat King Cole. He even acted alongside John Wayne in “True Grit.”

The eight-time Grammy winner still makes sweet music. This weekend, he takes a break from his Goodbye Tour to perform with Blake Shelton and The Band Perry at the Grammys.

“It’s one of the things I know how to do,” the country music legend said. “I could play guitar before I could talk nearly or making cords, you know.”

Alzheimer’s has him battling a cloudy mind, but he vividly remembers the first time he heard “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

“That was one of the best songs I had ever heard,” Campbell said. “People relate to that. I think they do anyway because you know you can put your heart in it.”

Campbell and his wife, Kim, have been married 30 years. She says he gets disoriented in his own home, but new medicine helps.

“They have made a difference. I have noticed that,” she said.

Yet, the music remains. Campbell is the only man to win four Grammy’s in one year for country and pop.

“I never looked at anything that this is country and this is rock and this is pop,” Campbell said. “I took it as music, and play it and sing it like I wanted to hear it.”

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