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While hearts remain heavy over the Aug. 8 loss of Glen Campbell, tributes continue to pour in for the icon from singers, songwriters and musicians who looked up to him.

Chris Stapleton is the latest to offer up an emotional tribute in memory of the country great.

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During his “All-American Road Show” tour stop at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 10, Chris opened up about the impact that Glen had on him and others. He also covered the late legend’s popular hit, “Rhinestone Cowboy.”


“We lost a country music legend a couple days ago,” Chris explained before honoring Glen with the performance. “I’m going to try to do a Glen Campbell song tonight, not because I’m going to do a great job with it, but because I want to pay my respects to Mr. Campbell.

“Please forgive me if I don’t do Glen Campbell justice,” he added, “I’m sending this up tonight to Glen, wherever you’re at tonight, Mr. Campbell.”

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Despite introducing his performance with a bit of uncertainty, Chris gave perhaps his most compelling performance of the night. He shined with his gravelly vocals, while strumming on his acoustic guitar. By the time he reached the chorus, fans were singing along in unison.

Glen, who was 81, died following a courageous six-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was laid to rest in a private ceremony in his hometown of Delight, Arkansas, on Aug. 9.

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Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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