Dolly Parton remembers her friend and musical hero in this sweet tribute YouTube/Rich Wilson
YouTube/Rich Wilson

Dolly Parton and Glen Campbell both rose to international fame in the late ’60s and early ’70s, so it’s no wonder their paths crossed from time to time.

Here they are on a TV special paying tribute to country icon Hank Williams, along with fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member Roy Clark.

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Dolly had Glen as a guest on her ABC variety show, “Dolly,” in the late ’80s for this performance of “Amazing Grace.” She even had him bring out his bagpipes for the show.

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Dolly was saddened to learn of Glen Campbell’s passing at age 81 after a long battle with Alzhiemer’s disease. She’ll never forget his talent and the music they shared, though.

Dolly says, “Well, Glen Campbell was special because he was so gifted. Glen is one of the greatest voices that ever was in the business. He was one of the greatest musicians. He was a wonderful session musician as well. A lot of people don’t realize that, but he could play anything, and he could play it really well. So, he was just extremely talented.”

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Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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