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Name: Glen Campbell                                                                     
Born: 22 April 1936 Delight, Arkansas                                                   
Glen Campbell (born April 22, 1936, Delight, Arkansas) is a Grammy Award, Dove           
Award winning, and two time nominated Golden Globe Award American country pop           
singer and guitarist and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits         
in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a television variety show called         
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television.                                       
Campbell's hits include "Gentle On My Mind", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita   
Lineman", "Southern Nights" and "Rhinestone Cowboy". Campbell made history by           
winning a Grammy in both country and pop categories in 1967: "Gentle On My Mind"         
snatched the country honors, and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" won in pop. He           
owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the CMA and the ACM, and           
took the CMA's top honor as Entertainer of the Year.                                     
During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums.         
He has sold 45 million records and racked up 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum             
albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. Of his 75 trips up the charts, 27 landed in         
the Top 10. Campbell was hand-picked by actor John Wayne to play alongside him           
in the 1969 film True Grit, which gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for           
Most Promising Newcomer, and gave Wayne his only Academy Award. Campbell sang           
and had a hit with the title song (by the same name) which was nominated for an         
Academy Award. He performed it live at that year's Academy Awards Show.                 
In 2005, Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.