PORTLAND — The “Rhinestone Cowboy” is riding into Portland on Tuesday, Oct. 16. That’s the happy news. The sad news is that he’s riding into town for the last time.

Glen Campbell, who has sold more than 45 million records in a career that spans five-plus decades, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease last year, but he decided to forge ahead with his final studio album – “Ghost on the Canvas” — and wrap up his public concerts with a Goodbye Tour that visits Portland on Oct. 16.

Campbell started in the 1960s as a session musician in recording studios in Los Angeles. Since then, he has had his own television show and appeared in numerous movies. But Campbell is best known as the singer of hit tunes such as “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Galveston” and “Gentle on My Mind.”

Besides Grammy Awards for individual songs and albums, Campbell received the 2012 Grammy for Lifetime Achievement. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

The concert, put on by Portland Ovations, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall.  For tickets, call PortTix at 842-0800 or visit tickets.porttix.com.


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