Eric Church, Brian Wilson, Dolly Parton To Feature On Glen Campbell Posthumous Duets Project

27 January 2024 | 9:56 am | Mary Varvaris

Glen Campbell passed away in August 2017 following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Eric Church, Dolly Parton, Brian Wilson

Eric Church, Dolly Parton, Brian Wilson (Source: Supplied)

Eric Church, Dolly Parton and Brian Wilson are just three of the big names that feature on Glen Cambell Duets – Ghost On The Canvas Sessions, the upcoming tribute album that reimagines Campbell’s original 2011 album Ghost On The Canvas.

A project to be released in partnership with Big Machine Records and Surfdog Records, the album will be released on Friday, 19 April.

The history-making album contains duets created entirely posthumously, with Glen Campbell’s original vocals recreated in duets alongside Brian Wilson, Carole King, Dolly Parton, Elton JohnEric Clapton, Hope SandovalLinda PerryStingBrian Setzer, Eric Church, Daryl Hall and Dave Stewart, and X.

In addition to the album announcement, two singles from the Ghost On The Canvas SessionsHold On Hope (featuring Eric Church) and Nothing But The Whole Wide World (featuring Eric Clapton) – are out now. You can listen to those songs below and pre-save/pre-order the album here.

Glen Campbell Duets – Ghost On The Canvas Sessions was produced by Dave Kaplan and Julian Raymond, with Scott Borchetta and Scott Seine acting as executive producers.

In a statement, Eric Clapton said about starring on the album, “I’ve always admired Glen Campbell's guitar playing and loved his singing. I was moved recently when one of his final performances, during his illness, came on TV. When I was asked to sing and play with Glen on the song Jakob Dylan wrote, it all just felt right, and I am happy to be part of it.”

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Eric Church added, “It was really special to me to be able to be part of this project. Glen was so important to not just Country music but all of music. What a stallion!”

Glen Campbell passed away in August 2017 following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 81 years old.

The influential country music guitarist and singer-songwriter was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011 after years of battling increasing symptoms of the illness. Following his 'Goodbye' tour, he retired from life on the road in 2012. His final album, his 64th, Adios, was released just two months before his passing.

Campbell released more than 80 singles that went on to land on at least one major chart in the United States, nine of which hit #1, including I Wanna LiveWichita Lineman (both 1968), Try A Little KindnessGalveston (both 1969), Rhinestone CowboyCountry Boy (You've Got Your Feet In LA) (both 1975), Don't Pull Your Love (1976), Sunflower and Southern Nights (both 1977).

He won 10 Grammy Awards — and was nominated for a further 11 — between 1967 and 2014. Campbell made history that first year by picking up four prizes — two country awards (for Gentle On My Mind) and two pop awards (for his song By The Time I Get To Phoenix) — at the one ceremony.

In 2014, he won one last Grammy (and nomination) for his heart-wrenching last single, I'm Not Gonna Miss You — his final recording — that appeared on the soundtrack to his incredible Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me documentary, which followed his Goodbye tour and experiences with Alzheimer's.

GLEN CAMPBELL DUETS - Ghost On The Canvas Sessions Track List:

1. There’s No Me… Without You (with Carole King)

2. Ghost On The Canvas (with Sting)

3. Hold On Hope (with Eric Church)

4. The Long Walk Home (with Hope Sandoval)

5. Nothing But The Whole Wide World (with Eric Clapton)

6. In My Arms (with Brian Setzer)

7. A Better Place (with Dolly Parton)

8. Strong (with Brian Wilson)

9. A Thousand Lifetimes (with Linda Perry)

10. It’s Your Amazing Grace (with Daryl Hall & Dave Stewart)

11. Any Trouble (with X)

12. I’m Not Gonna Miss You (with Elton John)