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Since the passing of the great Glen Campbell early in the morning on August 8, country artists have been paying their respects to the man who played such a critical role in the development of the genre. From modern artists like Kacey Musgraves to traditionalists like Alan Jackson, the community has come together to honor the “Rhinestone Cowboy.”
Joining the many artists who have spoken on the heartbreaking loss, Toby Keith performed one the country icon’s most famous songs. Taking place at his concert Wednesday night, the country superstar payed homage to the music icon with a tear-worthy performance of Campbell’s first-ever Top 10 hit, “Wichita Lineman.”
“A great American country icon passed away this weekend. The great Glen Campbell passed away,” Keith said prior to his performance. “I wanna pay homage to him tonight.”
“Wichita Lineman” was written by Jimmy Webb and released by Campbell in 1968 in the early stages of his career. The melancholy song tells the story of a lineman homesick for a lover whom he spends his days imagining is “singing on a wire.”
You can watch his tribute performance below.