Glen Campbell At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
The country, rock, folk, pop and gospel sounds of Glen Campbell have been gracing the country music community since 1958. Born in 1936 in Billstown, Arkansas, Campbell began to play guitar without ever learning to read music. In 1954, he moved to Albuquerque, where he joined his uncle’s band, Dick Bills and the Sandia Mountain Boys. While there, he appeared on his uncle’s radio show, as well as on K Circle B Time, a local children’s program. Four years later, he formed his own band, the Western Wranglers. In 1960, he moved to LA to become a session musician; soon after, he was in great demand. He played on recordings by Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, The Monkees, Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Phil Spector and others. For one year in the mid-60s, he was a touring member of the Beach Boys. Around that time, he started his solo career.