Glen Campbell Mt Rushmore of Country Music?

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    Glen Campbell Mt Rushmore of Country Music?

    Brad Paisley says so, I say not. I liked him, but no.

    Hank Williams
    Johnny Cash
    Merle Haggard
    Loretta Lynn
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    Close, but not quite.

    Loved his variety show back in the day. The "Blaze Glory" skits were classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Close, but not quite.

    Loved his variety show back in the day. The "Blaze Glory" skits were classic.
    Yes, I believe his problem is some didn't see him as country but kind of a crossover to pop, like Dolly, who should get consideration, also. Conway Twitty and Charlie Rich, it is tough to pick 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    Yes, I believe his problem is some didn't see him as country but kind of a crossover to pop, like Dolly, who should get consideration, also. Conway Twitty and Charlie Rich, it is tough to pick 4.
    Willie Nelson would have to be considered as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    Brad Paisley says so, I say not. I liked him, but no.

    Hank Williams
    Johnny Cash
    Merle Haggard
    Loretta Lynn
    It would be hard for anyone to crack that lineup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    Yes, I believe his problem is some didn't see him as country but kind of a crossover to pop, like Dolly, who should get consideration, also. Conway Twitty and Charlie Rich, it is tough to pick 4.
    On spot with this post. Honestly, I was a little surprised when people kept referring to him as a country singer when the news of his death came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    Brad Paisley says so, I say not. I liked him, but no.

    Hank Williams
    Johnny Cash
    Merle Haggard
    Loretta Lynn
    That is a solid 4 and Ranger La Boeuf as great as he is doesn't make the Country Music Mt. Rushmore. Maybe George Jones for Merle, maybe not...that's tough.

    The carvings are complete on Williams, Cash and Lynn, there is still a little discussion on the fourth but it's not Campbell...and I love me some Glen Campbell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    Yes, I believe his problem is some didn't see him as country but kind of a crossover to pop, like Dolly, who should get consideration, also. Conway Twitty and Charlie Rich, it is tough to pick 4.
    Dolly would absolutely make a Country Music Female Mt Rushmore along with Cline, Lynn and Wynette.

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    Been a tough day . Simply put, Campbell was probably the best studio musician ever. AS a guitarist, he ranks right up there with the greats. Played guitar on songs of other great performers, including Elvis' Viva Las Vegas and the Righteous Brothers' You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling . Glen was a consummate entertainer. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour was great fun.

    Whether or not he would be on the Mt Rushmore of country greats is up for debate. However, when it comes to the Mt Rushmore of studio musicians, Glen towers over the others, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Friction View Post
    Been a tough day . Simply put, Campbell was probably the best studio musician ever. AS a guitarist, he ranks right up there with the greats. Played guitar on songs of other great performers, including Elvis' Viva Las Vegas and the Righteous Brothers' You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling . Glen was a consummate entertainer. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour was great fun.

    Whether or not he would be on the Mt Rushmore of country greats is up for debate. However, when it comes to the Mt Rushmore of studio musicians, Glen towers over the others, in my opinion.


    Leon Russell was with him on the Wrecking Crew and they were tough to beat in the day. Well they owned studio music. If a performer or performers wanted things done they contacted the Wrecking Crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
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    Leon Russell was with him on the Wrecking Crew and they were tough to beat in the day. Well they owned studio music. If a performer or performers wanted things done they contacted the Wrecking Crew.
    Correct. Didn't get any better.

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    George Jones is on the mountain, but Campbell is close but not quite.

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    What was your favorite Glen Campbell song? I love Galveston ; a lesser known hit Country Boy may be my favorite.

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    Gentle on my Mind is mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengal Maniac View Post
    Gentle on my Mind is mine
    One of a bunch of terrific GC tunes.

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