While Glen Campbell will never take a stage again, a final studio album by him is on the way. People magazine reports that Adios will go on sale June 9th.
As his wife Kim Campbell explains, "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 one last time to capture what magic was left. It was now or never... We reminisced about all of the songs that Glen had always wanted to record but had never gotten around to." Glen's children Ashley, Shannon and Cal all played on the project.
With his memory failing, Kim used cue cards to help him with the lyrics. Despite his difficulty in learning -- and re-learning -- songs, she recalls Glen was "clearly ecstatic about being in the studio."
The album includes Campbell's take on such folk and country classics as Bob Dylan's "Don’t Think Twice (It’s All Right)" and Johnny Cash's "A Thing Called Love." Longtime pal Willie Nelson joins Glen to sing his own "Funny How Time Slips Away." Adios also features a guest appearance from country great Vince Gill.
A cover of Harry Nilsson's "Everybody's Talking" has been posted as a preview track.