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1  Lisa Kelly / Lisa Kelly Voice Academy / Re: Celebration of Music on: February 06, 2018, 09:54:55 PM
Jeremy has come a long way and worked hard and he has earned this Championship. Congratulations Jeremy.
2  Lisa Kelly / Lisa Kelly Links / Re: Lisa Kelly Singer Announces Concert April 22nd, 2017 at The Fred on: December 22, 2017, 08:50:43 PM
Tom,

I didn`t get to watch the live podcast of Lisa and Chloe that night but I watched it the next day. I had been told that Lisa had said there would be a spring 2018 concert, but I failed to hear it. Glad you have confirmed Lisa said it. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

You and I will have to find a way to be there for it.

Jim
3  Lisa Kelly / Letters to Lisa! / Re: December 7th, 2008 Remembered on: December 07, 2017, 11:29:44 PM
Lisa,

This day December 7th, 2008 will always be deep in my memory because I had not seen you in more than a year, and I had to be at that Barnes and Noble signing in Baton Rogue to see you and talk to you and get pictures taken with you. There were so many pictures taken with you and the other ladies of Celtic Woman, it was like a dream, and I had been turned lose to mix and mingle with all of you. This happening with the Celtic Woman ladies at that time was unheard of, and never happened.

Lisa, my wildest dreams came true that afternoon.

Jim
4  Lisa Kelly / Lisa Kelly Voice Academy / Re: Celebration of Music on: October 02, 2017, 05:36:03 AM
Tom,

Thank you for posting this valuable information. Lisa`s students are among the best in the Country and anywhere else.
5  Other Topics / Other Artist / The Death of a Legend Singer, Glen Campbell, 8-08-2017 on: August 09, 2017, 11:04:22 AM
Members and Guests: It is with a heavy heart I write about the death of Glen Campbell on Tuesday August 8th, 2017 here in Nashville. His playing the guitar and his singing ability is legend to anyone that loves music. He had some of my favorite songs as hits. I have worked with many artist but sadly I never got to work with Glen Campbell. He is legend.
This is an excellent story about Glen in today’s newspaper The Tennessean written by Peter Cooper, an excellent writer.
Jim

Glen Campbell, 'Rhinestone Cowboy' singer, dead at 81
Peter Cooper and Juli Thanki, For The TennesseanPublished 3:38 p.m. CT Aug. 8, 2017 | Updated 12:13 a.m. CT Aug. 9, 2017
 
 
 
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Glen Travis Campbell brought country music to new audiences. He found success as a session musician before embarking on a solo career that included smashes “Gentle On My Mind,” “Galveston,” “Wichita Lineman” and “Rhinestone Cowboy” and that landed him in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Campbell died after "a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease," his family said Tuesday in a statement. He was 81.
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell."
Campbell's death brought a flood of emotional tributes from across the globe to Nashville, where he had lived, worked and inspired a generation of artists.
More: Dolly Parton: Glen Campbell 'one of the greatest voices that ever was'
"Had Glen Campbell 'only' played guitar and never voiced a note, he would have spent a lifetime as one of America’s most consequential recording musicians," Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, said in a statement. "Had he never played guitar and 'only' sung, his voice would rank with American music’s most riveting, expressive, and enduring. He left indelible marks as a musician, a singer, and an entertainer, and he bravely shared his incalculable talent with adoring audiences even as he fought a cruel and dreaded disease. To all of us who heard and loved his soulful music, he was a delight."
A guitar virtuoso
Campbell was born on April 22, 1936, in Delight, Ark., the seventh son in a farming family.
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"I spent the early parts of my life looking at the north end of a southbound mule and it didn't take long to figure out that a guitar was a lot lighter than a plow handle," he said in a late 1970s press bio.
Each member of Campbell's family played guitar, and he received a $5 Sears & Roebuck guitar when he was 4 years old. By 6, he was a prodigy, internalizing music that ranged from simple country to sophisticated jazz. As a teenager, he dropped out of school in the 10th grade, left Arkansas and played in a New Mexico-based band led by his uncle, Dick Bills. He also married first wife, Diane Kirk, though that marriage lasted less than three years.

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While playing an Albuquerque club called the Hitching Post, Campbell met Billie Nunley, who soon became his second wife. The newlyweds left for California in 1960, riding to Los Angeles in a 1957 Chevrolet with $300 and a small trailer full of meager belongings. Campbell found work playing in rock groups including The Champs, a band that included Jim Seals and Dash Crofts, who would later become the hit-making duo Seals & Crofts.
Campbell's guitar acumen and versatility made him an essential player on Los Angeles' thriving recording scene in the 1960s as part of the loose-knit session musician collective the Wrecking Crew, and he contributed to sessions for Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Rick Nelson, The Mamas and the Papas, Merle Haggard and many more. Campbell couldn’t read music, but he quickly became a respected, first-call player. He played on Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas,” The Monkees’ “I'm a Believer,” Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night” and more. He played 12-string guitar on the Beach Boys’ “Sloop John B.,” and toured with the Beach Boys in 1965, as a replacement for the band’s troubled and reclusive leader, Brian Wilson.
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Campbell was invited to join the Beach Boys as a full-time member in 1965, but he declined that opportunity. By then, he was set on establishing a solo career of his own.
 
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Breaking into the mainstream
After recording a minor hit in 1961 with "Turn Around — Look at Me" for small, independent Crest Records, Campbell signed with Capitol Records, releasing "Big Bluegrass Special" by "The Green River Boys Featuring Glen Campbell" in late 1962. His early albums received little in the way of attention or acclaim, but he broke into the mainstream in 1967, at first with the top 20 country hit “Burning Bridges” but most notably with a nimble version of his friend John Hartford's drifter's masterpiece, "Gentle On My Mind."
“I still might run in silence, tears of joy might stain my face and the summer sun might burn me ‘til I’m blind,” Campbell sang, in a smooth, clear voice, with twang-less diction a broadcaster would envy. “But not to where I cannot see you walkin’ on the backroads, by the rivers flowing gentle on my mind.”
"Gentle On My Mind" did not ascend to the top of the Billboard country charts, but it was performing rights organization BMI's most-played song of 1969 and 1970. In 1999, BMI ranked “Gentle” as the second most played country song of the century, and the 16th most played song of the century in any genre.

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Campbell’s affable stage presence and camera-ready looks made him a natural for television.
"Someday, in the very near future, this talented young man is going to have his own television show," said comedian Joey Bishop in 1967, introducing Campbell on a late night variety show. Tommy Smothers of musical comedy act the Smothers Brothers watched and listened with interest. He also watched as Campbell’s follow-up to “Gentle,” the Jimmy Webb-penned “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” reached No. 2 on the Billboard country chart and No. 26 on the all-genre chart. In early 1968, Campbell won two Grammy Awards for his recording of “Gentle On My Mind” and two more for “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” and the Smothers Brothers announced that Campbell would host his own television show, nationally televised on CBS.
Campbell’s show began as “The Summer Brothers Smothers Show,” a summer replacement for the Smothers Brothers, and it ran as a weekly variety show from January 1969 through June 1972. Each week, Campbell would sing the opening lines of “Gentle On My Mind” and then announce to viewers that they were watching “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.”
“I had albums before that, but once the TV show started everything really took off,” Campbell told The Tennessean in 2005. “I used that show to get every country act I could onto television.”
 
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“The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” featured much more than country. He performed Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” with Stevie Wonder and “Squares Make the World Go ‘Round” with the Smothers Brothers and Nancy Sinatra. He brought on teen favorites The Monkees (in earlier years, he’d played guitar on Monkees recording sessions) and west coast country-rock singer Linda Ronstadt. He stood and snapped his fingers like Sinatra and did a hip-shaking Presley impersonation.
Still, he made his country roots clear both on and off camera, helping himself to major country chart successes in 1968 with “I Wanna Live” (his first No. 1), “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife” (a No. 3 Billboard country hit), and his first crossover smash, “Wichita Lineman,” which topped country and adult contemporary charts and landed at No. 3 on the pop charts. Producer Al De Lory’s sophisticated arrangements complemented a soaring voice, and Campbell was at the forefront of a modern country movement.
“The change that has come over country music lately is simple,” he told TV Guide in 1969. “They’re not shuckin’ it right off the cob any more. ... I think the public is getting tired of all that crazy acid rock and wants to get back to good melodies. Country music has more impact now, because it’s earthy material — stories of things that happen to everyday people. I call it ‘People Music.’ ”
In the late 1960s, the “People Music” business was booming. Campbell won Country Music Association awards for best entertainer and male vocalist, two Academy of Country Music awards for best album and two more for male vocalist, and five Grammy trophies. In 1969, buoyed by another Jimmy Webb-written gem, the soldier’s lament “Galveston” (a No. 1 country and adult contemporary hit), Campbell out-sold The Beatles.
"Not since Elvis Presley's ascendancy more than a decade ago has a young soloist come along to capture the mass audience with such effectiveness as Glen Campbell," wrote Vernon Scott of United Press International.
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In this 2013 video, Glen Campbell's wife, Kim, tells USA TODAY about his life with Alzheimer's disease and his continued passion for music.
Campbell’s manager, Nick Sevano, arranged for the singer to act in movies including “True Grit” with John Wayne and “Norwood” with Kim Darby and Joe Namath, but Sevano combatted the Presley comparisons.
“I don’t think he’s a new Elvis,” Sevano told TV Guide. “I think Glen has a broader audience than Elvis.”
‘Drinking and cocaining’
Four of Campbell’s singles reached country music’s top 10 in 1970, but his sales domination began to subside in the new decade. CBS canceled his show in 1972, and his marriage to Billie was in trouble. Campbell developed an over-fondness for Glenlivet scotch, and his dedication to touring and performing came at the expense of his recordings.
But in 1975, after more than six years without a No. 1 hit, Campbell staged a comeback with “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Written by Larry Weiss, “Rhinestone Cowboy” topped country and pop charts and re-established Campbell as a hit-making, seat-filling force.
“I really just rode on the crest of that, to forget everything that was happening to Glen Campbell, personally,” Campbell told VH1’s “Behind the Music.”
“Rhinestone Cowboy” was a major anthem in the summer of 1975. In early fall, Billie Jean Campbell filed a divorce suit. By then, Campbell had, he would later reveal, begun using cocaine. That year, he also began dating Sarah Barg, the estranged wife of his friend and fellow performer Mac Davis. He and Barg married in 1976, but Campbell’s cocaine use continued to escalate and the relationship suffered for that and other reasons.
“We were drinking and cocaining, and nothing lasts when you’re doing that,” he told VH1.
 
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A new documentary about American music icon Glen Campbell shows how music helped him with the effects of his Alzheimer's diagnosis while he performed on his last tour. (Oct. 22) AP
Campbell returned to the top of the charts in 1977 with “Southern Nights,” his final No. 1 hit. His behavior, though, was increasingly erratic. Campbell and Barg divorced in 1980, the same year he began dating powerhouse singer Tanya Tucker. She was 21; he was 44. The couple announced an engagement in late 1980, but the relationship ended, angrily, in early 1981. Campbell spent much of that year completely out of control, but a near-overdose in Las Vegas and a new relationship with a Radio City Music Hall Rockette named Kim Woolen helped spur newfound faith and a change of direction.
“I accepted Jesus Christ on December the 21st, 1981,” he told The Tennessean. “I’m singin’ a new song.”
Campbell married Woolen in October 1982, and she would be a sustaining influence for the rest of his life. He dropped cocaine and eventually halted his drinking, and he reached country music’s top 10 with 1984’s “Faithless Love” and “A Lady Like You,” 1985’s “(Love Always) Letter To Home” and “It’s Just a Matter of Time,” 1987’s “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” (with Steve Wariner) and “Still Within the Sound Of My Voice,” 1988’s “I Have You” and 1989’s “She’s Gone, Gone, Gone.” He also aided Alan Jackson’s ascent to country music stardom, suggesting Jackson move to Nashville and helping him to become a staff songwriter at his Glen Campbell Music publishing company.
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The 1990s held no hits for Campbell, but he performed often, opening the Glen Campbell Goodtime Theatre in Branson, Mo., in 1994 and starring there for three seasons. In 2003, he was arrested near his Phoenix home on drunken driving, hit-and-run and assault charges. He later pleaded guilty to extreme DUI, apologized to fans and entered a care facility. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, by which point he was already showing signs of dementia, seeming shaky in interviews though he clearly understood and appreciated the honor.
“You can have ‘male vocalist’ and all that stuff,” he told The Tennessean. “I’ll take the Hall of Fame. It’s the highest honor you can have in country music, and this makes me feel so good.”
Capitol Records released Campbell’s 60th studio album, the critically acclaimed “Meet Glen Campbell,” in 2008, with Campbell covering songs written by rock royalty including U2, Lou Reed, Tom Petty and Dave Grohl. “Meet Glen Campbell” provided music fans a reintroduction to Campbell’s musicality, with his still-strong voice and still-potent guitar.
The Alzheimer’s diagnosis
In 2011, Campbell and his wife announced that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease but that he would release a new album and go on a “Goodbye Tour” while he could still perform. The album, titled "Ghost on the Canvas" and released on Surfdog Records, was praised by Will Hermes of Rolling Stone as “baroquely arranged drama that echoes his string-swelled Seventies hits. .... Dude’s definitely not going out softly.”
“Glen is a hero of mine because he never stopped making music,” said smooth-voiced country artist and top-notch guitarist Charlie Worsham, who cited “Ghost on the Canvas” as one of his favorite Campbell records. “I am inspired by his body of work with the Wrecking Crew and by his legacy of recording truly great songs. He was the kind of artist we all hope to be.”
 
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Glen Campbell’s last record, “Adios," was “therapeutic” for the legendary country singer who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, said his daughter Ashley Campbell. The singer recorded the album after his diagnosis in 2011, and is now in the late stages of the disease, living in a memory care facility in Nashville, Tennessee. (June 15) AP
Campbell played his final Nashville show in early January 2012, performing at the Ryman Aditorium with a band that included three of his children. He opened with “Gentle On My Mind,” played many of his hits and thrilled an audience that included Tucker, Grand Ole Opry stars Jeannie Seely and Ricky Skaggs and fellow Country Music Hall of Famer Ralph Emery.
“Campbell remained infine voice and proved to still be a staggeringly sharp and fluid guitarist, wowing the crowd early on with an explosive solo on ‘Gentle’ and muscular melodic licks on his classic ‘Galveston,’ ” wrote Dave Paulson of The Tennessean.
He read lyrics from a teleprompter that night, but imbued each song with significant feeling.
“An encore in the tightly scripted show wasn’t a sure thing,” Paulson wrote. “But Campbell returned to the room’s delight for ‘In My Arms’ — another affirming cut from ‘Canvas’ — before taking bows with his band and giving his crowd a last — and clearly loving — wave goodbye.”
Webb spoke to the way Campbell could move concertgoers in a statement he released Tuesday:
"One of his favorite songs was 'Try A Little Kindness' in which he sings 'shine your light on everyone you see.' My God. Did he do that or what? Just thinking back I believe suddenly that the 'raison d’etre' for every Glen Campbell show was to bring every suffering soul within the sound of his voice up a peg or two. Leave ’em laughin’. Leave them feeling just a little tad better about themselves; even though he might have to make them cry a couple of times to get ’em there. What a majestically graceful and kind, top rate performer was Glen on his worst night!"
At the Grammy Awards in February 2012, The Band Perry performed “Gentle On My Mind” and Blake Shelton sang “Southern Nights” before Campbell took the stage to sing “Rhinestone Cowboy,” with Paul McCartney pumping his fist from the audience in approval.
Campbell played his final show Nov. 30, 2012, in Napa, Calif. Early in 2014, he showed up at the venerable Station Inn to watch daughter Ashley Campbell perform with his former bandmate and longtime friend, Carl Jackson. In April 2014, his family confirmed that Campbell was staying in a Middle Tennessee memory-care facility. That month, "I'll Be Me," a documentary about Campbell's final tour, debuted at the Nashville Film Festival. The film's theme, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," was written by Campbell and Julian Raymond. It won the Best Country Song Grammy Award and was nominated for an Academy Award.
“There’s a lot of sadness, (but) we just continue to try to make the best of every day and keep a sense of humor,” his wife told People magazine.

In June, Campbell released his final album, “Adios," which was produced by Carl Jackson. The bittersweet record includes a duet with fellow legend Willie Nelson on “Funny How Time Slips Away.” Vince Gill contributes harmony vocals to “Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me).” Ashley Campbell appears on several tracks, including “Postcard from Paris,” which also features sons Cal and Shannon Campbell.
Campbell is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell of Nashville; their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley; his children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane and Dillon; 10 grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara, Sandra and Jane; and brothers John Wallace “Shorty” and Gerald.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation through careliving.org/glen-campbell-memorial-donation/.
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6  Lisa Kelly / Lisa Kelly Links / Re: Videos from 'Voice of Ireland' at the Fred (2017) on: July 06, 2017, 06:50:46 PM
Tom,

Next time we will have to make it a point to meet each other. We may have seen each other at the fan gathering or at The Fred and just did not get to actually meet each other.

Jim
7  Lisa Kelly / Lisa Kelly Links / Re: Videos from 'Voice of Ireland' at the Fred (2017) on: May 27, 2017, 01:07:04 PM
Tom,

Thank you for posting these videos from Lisa`s "Voice of Ireland" concert April 22nd,  2017. This is a great service to those that could not be there.

I loved this concert, and I believe it is the bast that Lisa has had there.

How did I miss meeting you there?

Jim
8  Celtic Woman / Celtic Woman / Re: Voices of Angels album (2016) on: May 05, 2017, 08:58:35 PM
Tom,

I just want to tell you how much I appreciate and love what you have done here in describing each song in this new Celtic Woman CD and how you like it, and each song in it and how this CD compares with others, as well as some of the songs. I like your perspective as you talk about each song and how some of these arrangements compares to some of the others.

I just want to thank you for taking the time to do this for us on the forum. Great job.

Jim
9  Celtic Woman / Celtic Woman / Re: Mairead Nesbitt Leaving Celtic Woman on: March 20, 2017, 07:22:33 PM
Tom,

You are going to a busy man for a few days, but the time and expense is well worth everything. Although you may not get to one of Chloe`s concerts, all is not lost, as she will be front and center at Lisa`s Voice of Ireland Concert April 22nd, 2017. You will not believe the change in Chloe, as she has learned to take charge during her concerts, and her entertaining ability has jumped over the moon, and she looks like a beautiful model walking the runway. To put it mildly, Chloe is gorgeous looking woman.

Jim
10  Celtic Woman / The Other Ladies in CW / Re: Sweet By and By (New Orla Album) on: March 06, 2017, 08:04:23 AM
Tom,

Anything by Orla will be good, but this one looks to be an outstanding CD with all these beautiful songs. I will certainly have to order one. Thank you for posting this information about Orla`s new CD.
11  Lisa Kelly / Lisa Kelly Links / Re: Lisa Kelly Singer Announces Concert April 22nd, 2017 at The Fred on: February 26, 2017, 09:33:47 PM
Yes, less than two months, and looking forward to meeting you there.
12  Other Topics / I'm new here! Hello / Re: Welcome Celticangel1 on: January 29, 2017, 08:59:04 PM
Kennedy,

Great having you as a member of the Lisa Kelly Forum. I am glad we are friends on Facebook too.
13  Other Topics / I'm new here! Hello / Welcome Celticangel1 on: January 06, 2017, 03:53:21 PM
Celticangel1,

Welcome to the Lisa Kelly Forum. Look around and see what we are all about, and post and comment as you desire. We are here to promote and support Lisa Kelly, and to insure her privacy.
Jim
14  Other Topics / General Discussion / Re: Ideas for meeting Lisa on: January 03, 2017, 09:03:04 PM
Tom,

I know how bad some people want to meet Lisa, and I am probably the one that wanted to meet her the most, before I met her. I said it then and I will say it again now, Lisa is the most important person in the world that I want to meet. That was true before I met her, and it is still true; and I have met her several times.

Now about you meeting Lisa and finding a way to meet her at the concert, or the day of the concert. I can just about guarantee you that that will not happen. I would think your best bet at getting to meet her would be if they had a Master Class the day after the concert. I think she had one after the May concert of 2016. I would inquire with the Lisa Kelly Voice Academy if that will happen.

Lisa is so busy leading up to, and the day of the concert, that she does not meet with any of us. She has a full time job running the show to make sure everything works together during the show.

I wish I could help you with this, but I do not see any way you will meet her, unless she has a Master Class and you are in that class.

Jim

Looking forward to meeting you in PTC April 22nd.

Jim
15  Celtic Woman / Celtic Woman / Re: Voices of Angels album (2016) on: November 30, 2016, 09:33:36 PM

I still have not got the Voices of Angles CD, but I will soon. I have heard snippets of each song and I loved what I heard.

Jim
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