Go back to the time when Dolly Parton and Glen Campbell melted our hearts with this spiritual hymn YouTube

Long before Grammy winner Glen Campbell was struck with Alzheimer’s disease, he had his own show on CBS called the “Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.”

But it was on Dolly Parton’s ‘80s variety show where the two icons paired up to perform “Amazing Grace.”

Dropping hints on Glen’s talent, Dolly asked the “Rhinestone Cowboy” if he brought along his bagpipes. She then called on a few boys to sing along to “Amazing Grace.”

“A cappella, would you boys come out and help me sing on this?” she asks.

With a neon pink signature ‘Dolly’ backdrop, the cheerful cotton-haired blonde belts out the first verse of the spiritual hymn. While a singing quartet, Glen and his bagpipes accompany her vocal pipes.

These days, Glen can’t just grab an instrument and start playing along with his friends. In a recent interview, his wife Kim Woollen Campbell told the Tampa Bay Times that the Grammy winner has now entered the final stages of his illness.

“I don’t even know if he knows what (the guitar) is for,” she says. “But our children come and play for him. It’s hard to tell if he’s responding to it much. Sometimes he’ll listen and sometimes he’s distracted. He’s in his own world right now.

As for Dolly, who seems to be more vibrant than ever, she will be embarking on her 2016 Pure & Simple Tour – her first tour in 25 years.

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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