A tribute to Glen Campbell, who died this week after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, is set for this Thursday, Aug. 10, on CMT. “CMT Remembers Glen Campbell” will premiere at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT.
The 30-minute special encores Friday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. ET/PT and Saturday, Aug. 12, at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT.
Hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan and Katie Cook, the news special will feature tributes from Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Reba McEntire along with rare archival photos, performances and interview footage.
The special will also include highlights from “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour,” featuring Johnny Cash, John Wayne, Carol Burnett, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and more.
In a sitdown interview with CMT in 2011, Campbell and his wife, Kim, reflected on his life and his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Said Campbell: “If you know you got it, live with it the best way you can. You don’t cry over spilled milk.” He also joked: “I really like the situation I’m in because if I make a mistake now, they expect it.”
CMT sent out a few of the quotes about Campbell from the tribute:
Keith Urban: “Glen was probably the first country artist I was inspired by.”
Reba McEntire: “Glen was way over my hairspray in the way of range, talent and intensity of what he was singing about.”
Blake Shelton: “I still look at him as iconic, a superhero.”