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Glen Campbell’s ‘Rhistone Cowboy’ turns 40 years old

These country stars include Darius Rucker, Joe Nichols, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw, The Eli Young Band, Alabama and Clint Black, and of course, country queen Dolly Parton herself. Their a cappella renditions could be seen on People’s official website.

Fans can check out Glen Campbell’s original music video below:

“Rhinestone Cowboy” was written by Larry Weiss, and it was co-produced by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts on September 6, 1975, as well as No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts one week later on September 13, 1975. It was subsequently named “Country Single of the Year” by Billboard Magazine in 1975, and it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

It became known as Campbell’s signature tune and it took home multiple awards from the Academy of Country Music (ACM) such as “Single of the Year” in 1975, and the Country Music Association (CMA), as well as the American Music Awards (AMAs). It garnered Campbell two Grammy nominations for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” and “Record of the Year.”

In 2005, Campbell was inducted as a member into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Happy 40th birthday to Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

For more information on Glen Campbell, check out his official website.

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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 15,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He is a consecutive five-time "Best of Long Island" winner that has won such categories as "Best Author," "Best Blogger," "Best Poet," "Best Twitter Account" and the coveted "Best Long Island Personality" twice.

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