CMT to Pay Tribute to Glen Campbell With Special
The 30-minute program will feature the last CMT interview with the country legend, who died on Tuesday, as well as Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Reba McEntire paying homage to Campbell.
CMT will pay tribute to country music legend Glen Campbell on Thursday with the special CMT Remembers Glen Campbell. The 30-minute program, which will premiere at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT, will feature stars such as Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Reba McEntire paying homage to the "Wichita Lineman" singer, as well as rare archival footage, photos, performances and his final CMT interview.
The show will be hosted by CMT's Cody Alan and Katie Cook, and it will feature some of the best moments from The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, a series that ran on CBS from 1969-1972, with appearances from Johnny Cash, John Wayne, Carol Burnett, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and others. The tribute special will encore on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
“If you know you got it, live with it the best way you can,” Campbell said in his final sit-down with CMT in 2011, during which he discussed his Alzheimer's diagnosis. The singer-guitarist passed away at age 81 on Tuesday after a long battle with the disease. “You don’t cry over spilled milk.”
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.