Recently Tim McGraw was hanging out in Toronto, Canada, and decided to take relieve some stress brought on by his current tour schedule by kicking back and relaxing with his friend, and opening act, Charlie Worsham. Of course when two musicians are hanging out backstage it does not take long for them to want to play more music. Within a couple of minutes, Louisiana native Tim McGraw took his acoustic guitar out of its case and begun strumming its strings. When Worsham suggested some throwback songs to cover, McGraw chimed in saying he knows country music legend Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Then he added, “I could do the first verse and chorus and you could do the second verse.” Obviously Mr. Worsham could not resist the offer.
Watch their version of “Rhinestone Cowboy” below…
Sadly the original “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer is fighting for his life. Six years ago, Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, which came two years after he began suffering from dementia. Luckily for the 81-year-old, his wife, Kimberly Woolen, has taken extremely good care of him. “It just takes over your life,” Woolen told The Tennessean. “They are losing their identity, because they can’t remember who they are, but as a caregiver you are losing your identity. However, Campbell was put under the watch of a long-term care facility. Although the disease has taken over his life, the country legend has not forgotten his past. From time to time, he even tries to sing a song. “It’s not a melody that we recognize, but you can tell that it’s a happy song and he has a song in his heart,” his wife added.
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