It sounds like Prince even had a surprising connection with this legendary country icon AP

Can you imagine R&B-funk-rock hero Prince living in Glen Campbell’s house? Well it almost happened.

On the heels of The Rhinestone Cowboy’s 80th birthday, his daughter Kell took to Facebook on April 21 to thank all the dedicated fans for the birthday wishes for her Dad. Since so many were worried Prince’s death the day before overshadowed Glen’s birthday, she offered a story that tied the two musical icons together.

Glen Campbell

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Back in 1988, Glen listed his house for sale and Prince fell in love with it. Like most buyers, Prince came in under the asking price, and Glen balked. Not one to give up, Prince kept calling the family’s home to see if Glen had reconsidered.

He had not.

After few more rejected offers, Prince tried to rent the house for $35,000 a month. Still no.

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There must have been some connection between the two, because Prince called relentlessly — every other week for about six months until the phone calls ultimately stopped. The property never did make it into the high-heeled hands of Prince, but for years, Tennessee was just “this close” to having Prince inside the house that Glen built.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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