Glen Campbell’s daughter, Ashley Campbell, took the Grand Ole Opry stage to perform a touching song she wrote about her father. From this stunning performance, it’s obvious that Glen’s love of country music and his talent has been passed down onto his next generation.
Glen is known as one of the greats in both country and pop music. The 80-year-old singer spent five decades in show business, doing everything from writing and making music to hosting his own television show. With more than 70 albums under his belt, he has had a truly illustrious music career.
In 2011, it was announced that Glen had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, an illness that eventually would take away his ability to perform. He embarked on a final tour, taking along Ashley and his two other children to play alongside him for one last time.
Ashley’s song “Remembering” is about the role reversal of parents and their children as life goes on, and gives a personal look into her father’s emotional battle with Alzheimer’s over the last five years. The lyrics deal with the transition of caring for the man who looked after her as a young child.
Even with lyrics like, “Daddy don’t you worry, I’ll do the remembering,” Ashley somehow managed to perform the emotional song without shedding a tear. It was a beautiful moment that I’m sure would make Glen Campbell proud.