Family and friends joined together for one last goodbye to the iconic Glen Campbell on August 24, as part of a memorial service in Nashville. And while the ceremony was private, one of his daughters shared a pic from the somber day of events, seemingly gaining strength from the love of the people around her.
“We had a lovely memorial service today for my dad,” Ashley Campbell wrote. “I’m so thankful to have such a wonderful, loving family.”
And while most fans of Glen were unable to participate in the invitation-only ceremony that took place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater, Billboard magazine gave an account of the day, and of the many music legends who attended and performed. Those performances ranged from Jimmy Webb’s version of “Wichita Lineman,” to the Beach Boys version of “I Get Around” (which Glen had played on in the studio) to Steve Wariner’s version of “Gentle on My Mind.”
Christian artist Steven Christian Chapman put a beautiful touch on the day when he sang “I Will Be Here,” and reminded everyone in attendance that Glen was most certainly welcomed into heaven with the most thunderous of accolades. The service also included Glen’s haunting song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” performed quietly by songwriter/producer Julian Raymond.