Tanya Tucker and Glen Campbell made headlines with their often-stormy love affair in 1980. Glen was 22 years older than Tanya, and the relationship was marked by major fights that made tabloid headlines. The couple also recorded a few duets during their relationship, including “Dream Lover” and “Shoulder to Shoulder.”
Glen passed away on August 8 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Tanya was able to meet with Glen and say her final goodbye to him before he passed, but she’s also put her feelings into a new song, “Forever Loving You.”
Tanya says in a statement, “I’m just devastated. Absolutely devastated. It’s been so hard these past several years knowing what he’s been going through. My heart just breaks. Glen and I shared some incredible, precious memories together for a long time. There were some ups and downs and, of course, all the downs were played out in the press. We both got past all that. Forgiveness is a wonderful thing. It’s why I’m releasing ‘Forever Loving You’ in memory of Glen and for all of those who are losing or have lost someone they love. I’ll forever love you, Glen.”
Tanya co-wrote “Forever Loving You” with Michael Lynn Rogers and Tennessee State Senator Rusty Crowe. Rusty is a co-sponsor on the Campbell/Falk Act, which protects communication rights for people who have become wards of the state and those who have conservators over their financial and living situations.
“Forever Loving You” is now available from Apple Music, and proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to help those facing this disease that claimed Glen’s life.