Glen Campbell has one final gift for fans. The legendary country star just released his cover of “Everybody’s Talkin'” off his upcoming final studio album, Adiós.
Most folks know the song as the theme to the 1969 drama Midnight Cowboy. Fred Neil wrote and recorded the tune in 1966, but Harry Nilsson’s version garnered all the love, including a Grammy award.
Campbell’s own version certainly rivals the classic. His smooth delivery and easy guitar picking carried him to the top of his career in the 1960s and 1970s. Decades later, he definitely maintains his signature sound.
Glen Campbell recorded this version “Everybody’s Talkin'” in 2012 after his farewell tour. Campbell received an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2011. That led him on his final tour, documented in the phenomenal 2014 film I’ll Be Me.
After the tour wrapped, he headed into the studio to record a wealth of material. Or as his wife Kim Campbell put it, to capture the magic that he had left. Those sessions also yielded his Grammy-winning tune “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” That song served as a theme song for the documentary, in a way.
Now, those sessions appear as Campbell’s final album, Adiós. The 12-song album features guest performances by Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and Campbell’s own children.
Sadly, Campbell moved to a permanent care facility in Nashville after his condition deteriorated. He celebrated his 81st birthday earlier this year.
Thankfully, his final album Adiós serves as another great way to remember the rhinestone cowboy. Most people know Campbell as an excellent TV personality and award-winning country singer. But he’s one heck of a guitar player, too.
Campbell won several Grammys in the late 1960s, including Album of the Year for By The Time I Get To Phoenix, and the Grammys issued Campbell a lifetime achievement award in 2012. He also racked up plenty of ACM and CMA awards throughout his career. Those include Entertainer of the Year and Vocalist of the Year awards.