Glen Campbell bewitched America with his charismatic personality, indisputable talent and exquisite guitar playing. Now it’s time for his guitar to go on its last journey as the country star fights Alzheimer’s disease, surrounded by family.
In a new music video for “Adios,” the title track from Campbell’s farewell LP, the guitar travels across the country in the hands of loved ones and fans. His daughter Ashley is the first one to see it off, and his grandson Jeremy is the last one to hold it before a Viking funeral for the instrument in California.
From Nashville, where the star is now, to California, where he lived with his family in Malibu, fans are invited along on the final journey. The music video was created by award-winning director Peter Zavadil, who takes a trip down memory lane and through the archives as well as across America.
Campbell’s final album Adios was recorded in 2012 and debuted in the top 40 of the Billboard 200 earlier this year. It is his 16th to open in the top 40, and Campbell’s two Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers from the 1970s — “Southern Nights” and “Rhinestone Cowboy” — are still familiar tunes 40 years later.
Watch Glen Campbell’s “Adios” below: