It’s been less than a month since Glen Campbell passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, but his music lives on through his family.
Glen’s daughter Ashley Campbell performed on the Grand Ole Opry the day after her father’s memorial service in Nashville last month. During her set, Ashley told the crowd that losing her father has “been really tough.”
She said, “Our whole family was around him and holding his hand. The loss is still very real and very deep.”
Ashley then brought up her father’s two sisters, Sandy and Barbara, to sing one of her dad’s songs with her. They chose his 1969 hit “Try a Little Kindness,” which Ashley said is a testament to the way her father treated everyone he met.
She added, “There’s a lot of hate and anger in the world right now. My dad was always a shining light, and he always told people, ‘Just be kind.’ He was kind to everyone, and that’s the most common thing people say to me that will tell me a story about him. Even strangers, they’ll just say how kind he was to everyone he met, no matter how important or unimportant they were. [He was] just the best person, and he just loved everybody.”
With that, Ashley launched into “Try a Little Kindness” with her two aunts singing along with her. It was a heartwarming tribute to the true man behind the music icon that was Glen Campbell.