Most of you know my father Glen Campbell as the guitar player, singer and global icon that he was.
Campbell died on Tuesday (Aug. 8) at the age of 81 after battling Alzheimer's disease. "Some of you may know him as the wonderful man and friend he was to so many people". The funeral took place a day before country acts including Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, and Keith Urban paid tribute to Campbell during the CMT Remembers Glen Campbell Special, which aired on TV in America on Thursday night (10Aug17).
Ashley goes on to explain that "Remembering", the song she co-wrote with Kai Welch, was her way of reaching her dad when he seemed lost.
"Glen is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell of Nashville, TN; their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley; his children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane, and Dillon; ten grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara, Sandra, and Jane; and brothers John Wallace "Shorty" and Gerald". I'll Be Me, the Oscar-nominated documentary that chronicled the singer-guitarist's Alzheimer's battle and his subsequent Goodbye Tour. I wrote this song to bring him comfort and to let him know that I will always be there for him. It says Campbell was laid to rest on Wednesday in a private ceremony and that there will be a public memorial, but the date has not been announced.