Glen Campbell “Rhinestone Cowboy” Music Video & Lyrics

Glen Campbell

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Watch the original music video and view the lyrics for country music star Glen Campbell's most famous song, "Rhinestone Cowboy" here.

Musician, actor, and songwriter Glen Campbell spent over 50 years in show business, releasing over 70 albums with 80 songs charting in the United States.

“Rhinestone Cowboy” was written by Larry Weiss in 1974, and released on his album Black and Blue Suite. However, the song saw very little commercial success. That year, Glen Campbell heard the song on the radio while touring in Australia, and decided to learn it.

Campbell released his own version of the song in May 1975, where it immediately gained commercial success as both a country and pop song. The song reached the top spot on the both the Billboard Hot Country and Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Watch the iconic music video for “Rhinestone Cowboy” below!

“Rhinestone Cowboy” Lyrics

I’ve been walkin’ these streets so long
Singin’ the same old song
I know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of Broadway
Where hustle’s the name of the game
And nice guys get washed away like the snow and the rain
There’s been a load of compromisin’
On the road to my horizon
But I’m gonna be where the lights are shinin’ on me
Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo
Like a rhinestone cowboy
Getting cards and letters from people I don’t even know
And offers comin’ over the phone
Well, I really don’t mind the rain
And a smile can hide all the pain
But you’re down when you’re ridin’ the train that’s takin’ the long way
And I dream of the things I’ll do
With a subway token and a dollar tucked inside my shoe
There’ll be a load of compromisin’
On the road to my horizon
But I’m gonna be where the lights are shinin’ on me
Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo
Rhinestone cowboy
Gettin’ cards and letters from people I don’t even know
And offers comin’ over the phone
Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo
Like a rhinestone cowboy
Gettin’ card and letters from people I don’t even know

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