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The Long Goodbye

Glen Campbell says 'Adios' with final album


As he endures the final stages of Alzheimer's disease, Glen Campbell is saying goodbye with "Adios," a final album due out June 9.

The "Rhinestone Cowboy," who will mark his 81st birthday on Saturday, collaborated in a Nashville studio with Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and his children shortly after completing his farewell tour in 2014.

The album's 12 cover songs include Harry Nilsson's "Everybody's Talkin'," a duet with Nelson on "Funny How Time Slips Away" and Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right."

"Adios," Campbell's 64th studio album since 1962, represents an effort to capture "what magic was left," says wife Kim Campbell.

Campbell was diagnosed with the memory-debilitating disease in 2011. His final nationwide tour was chronicled in a 2014 documentary, "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me." Its theme song, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," won a Grammy Award and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.

Campbell now lives in a memory care facility in Nashville, where he reportedly is no longer able to speak or play guitar.

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