Friday, August 28, 2015

40 Year Itch : A Star Spangled Rodeo

Glen Campbell : Rhinestone Cowboy

   Glen Campbell was a movie acting, golf playing, pill popping, marriage vow breaking has-been when he heard Larry Weiss's "Rhinestone Cowboy" on the radio. He identified with the singer forced to sing the same old songs and doing loads of compromising. With the help of producers Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, he recorded the chart-topping hit and the similarly themed "Country Boy ( You Got Your Feet in LA) for his career resurrecting Rhinestone Cowboy album.

Campbell does a wonderful version of Randy Newman's "Marie" on the album as well. Here he performs the love song on the Tonight Show.