Campbell strengthened his cowboy image in 1975 when he released his single "Rhinestone Cowboy." The song went on to become the biggest hit of Campbell's entire career, when it topped both the Billboard country and pop charts at the same time.
The song was eventually certified Gold by the RIAA for the sale of one million units. It also helped Campbell earn countless awards at the CMA, ACM, and AMA awards. In addition, the song was nominated for Best Country Song and Record of the Year at the Grammys.
Considering the title of the song and Campbell's Western movie background, it was no surprise that the music video for "Rhinestone Cowboy" was Western themed. It also was no surprise that it earned an iconic status equal to the song itself.