Days After Glen Campbell Passed, Chris Stapleton Delivers ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ Cover In His Memory

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The passing of Glen Campbell on August 8, 2017 brought an outpouring of grief from friends, fans and fellow musicians. Social media was flooded with posts and videos that included Campbell over the course of his 50-plus year career and numerous cover songs performed by fans and singers alike.

During Chris Stapleton‘s set at a Hershey, Pennsylvania, show, the “Fire Away” singer paused to honor the late Campbell saying, “We lost a country music legend a couple days ago. I’m gonna try to do a Glen Campbell song tonight, not because I’m gonna do a great job with it, but because I want to pay my respects to Mr. Campbell.”

He added, “Please forgive me if I don’t do Glen Campbell justice. I’m sending this out tonight to Glen, wherever you’re at tonight, Mr. Campbell.”

Stapleton then launched into an acoustic rendition of Glen Campbell’s signature hit, “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

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As Chris flawlessly delivered the lyrics of the verses, the crowd sang and clapped along. But, as he hit the chorus the crowd erupted and raised their voiced to join him.

Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo
Like a rhinestone cowboy
Getting cards and letters from people I don’t even know
And offers comin’ over the phone

Hear Chris Stapleton pay tribute to Glen Campbell in the video below.

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