With hearts broken after the death of the legendary Glen Campbell, artists continue to express their sadness and grief with touching words and tributes about the multi-talented man who inspired many.

One of those artists is none other than John Mayer.

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John paid tribute to the life and death of the Rhinestone Cowboy with an acoustic version of “Gentle On My Mind,” during a stop on Aug. 8 in Nashville, as part of his “Search for Everything” tour.

“I’m going to play this song with more love than precision. I play it because it’s my favorite song in the world,” the fellow esteemed guitarist told the crowd of his musical inspiration while at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. “Whether I play it right or wrong, I’d rather have played it.”

John then stood by himself onstage with his guitar in hand, and began to pick the strings, while belting out the somber tune with so much passion.

Shortly after his concert, he took to Twitter with a fitting prayer emoji and wrote, “Bedtime. Love ya. And Nashville. What can I say …”

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Glen, who is best known for hits like “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and “Southern Nights,” passed away on Aug. 8 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 81.

Our hearts continue to go out to Glen’s loving family and friends at this time.

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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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