Glen Campbell’s family is releasing the first single from his final album. “Everybody’s Talkin'” is from the album Adios, which his studio will release later this year. The song is all about wanting to take a break from life when things get too tough. Naturally, Campbell believes that the best place to take this break is at the beach.
Fred Neil originally wrote the song back in the late 1960s. He and Harry Nilsson recorded it in 1967 and 1968 respectively. However, it was Nilsson’s version of the song that really brought the song to the next level and gained it many fans. It wound up as the feature soundtrack on Midnight Cowboy and reached number 6 on the Billboard top 100.
You can hear the new version of this song for yourself:
Glen Campbell has been a staple in the country music industry for many years. His biggest hits took place in the 1960s and 1970s. Some of his greatest hits were “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Gentle on my Mind,” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.”
Over the years, Campbell has won many awards for his music and for his career in rock and country music. He was also in a few movies, including True Grit with John Wayne. Just last year, the country music industry honored Campbell with the Career Lifetime Achievement Award at the ACMs.
Campbell is currently fighting his battle with Alzheimer’s. Recently, his wife reported that the star can no longer play his guitar or sing. His declining health is what caused him to retire from country music. However, before the disease took over his mind completely, he was able to record one last album and go on one last tour.
The new songs came from recordings he made in 2012 and 2013. The announcement about his final album came this month, which said it will release on June 9. Fans will enjoy hearing one last set of new music from the star before saying goodbye to him forever. While we will soon lose this legendary country music star, his music will live on until the end of time.