Announced back in March 2010, country legend Glen Campbell planned to leave recording behind and ride off into the sunset with Ghost On The Canvas. While the LP will finally hit stores on August 30th, the news also comes with the announcement to People that the 75-year-old star behind hits like “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Galveston” was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Ghost On The Canvas features all brand new songs written by the likes of Paul Westerberg, Jakob Dylan, Robert Pollard, and Teddy Thompson. In addition, Chris Isaak, Dick Dale, Billy Corgan, Brian Setzer, Rick Nielsen, Roger Manning, and The Dandy Warhols all appear as guests on the LP. Campbell also plans to put on a “valedictory worldwide concert tour” called “The Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour”, with the entire itinerary to be announced shortly.
In the interview with People, Campbell revealed he’s been suffering short-term memory loss for several years. The actual Alzheimer’s diagnosis, though, occurred six months ago. “I still love making music,” Campbell said. “And I still love performing for my fans. I’d like to thank them for sticking with me through thick and thin.”
Ghost On The Canvas hits stores August 30th via Surfdog Records.