Glen Campbell’s final album, Adios, will be released tomorrow (Friday, June 9th). Adios was recorded at Station West in Nashville following Campbell’s Goodbye Tour which he launched after revealing he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As Campbell’s wife of 34 years, Kim Campbell, explains in the album’s liner notes, “Glen’s abilities to play, sing and remember songs began to rapidly decline after his diagnosis in 2011. A feeling of urgency grew to get him into the studio once again to capture what magic was left. It was now or never.”
Life-sized statues of Little Jimmy Dickens and Bill Monroe were installed at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville yesterday (Wednesday, June 7th). The bronze likenesses were commissioned by the Ryman Auditorium in recognition of the 125th Anniversary. Sculpted by artist Ben Watts, the statues took one year to create.