(Left) Steve Snowden / Getty Images/(Right) The Grand Ole Opry / Twitter
One doesn’t have to look far to see evidence of the influence that Glen Campbell had on country music. Following his death on August 8, 2017, dozens of country stars took to social media to express how much the “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer had meant to them.
Luke Combs, the Oak Ridge Boys, Jeannie Seely, Michael Ray, and Will Hoge all gathered together on the famed Opry stage to honor him with a special a cappella performance. The group of talented artists decided to sing “Amazing Grace,” which Campbell was also known for performing during his shows.
The Opry paid homage to Campbell’s traditional way of performing “Amazing Grace,” noting in a tweet that the artists sang their tribute “without bagpipes.” Campbell would famously sing and play the bagpipes when he performed “Amazing Grace,” which is what the Opry was referring to in its tweet.
With the Oak Ridge Boys’ spectacular harmonies ringing throughout the room, the other artists matched their voices to harmonize right along with them. We’re sure you could have heard a pin drop in the audience, as everyone glued their focus on the artists and their glowing tribute to Campbell.
This is something you don’t want to miss out on witnessing. Tune in below to watch the Oak Ridge Boys and friends honor Campbell with their stunning performance of “Amazing Grace.”
We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to honor Campbell than this. May he rest in peace.