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CMT Airs Special Honoring Glen Campbell with Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, and More
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13 Aug 2017 11:18 AM EST

-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Glen Campbell (Image Source: Screenshot)

No one has wasted any time issuing their condolences for Glen Campbell and his family since he passed away from the effects of Alzheimer's disease on Tuesday.

CMT didn't want to be left out. They aired a special that included Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, and more country stars.

Glen Campbell was a hitmaker in the 60s and 70s and was also known as quite the accomplished guitarist, spending his early years as a session musician. But his performances came to a close in 2012 after he announced he had Alzheimer's. Five years later, he finally succumbed to the disease.

The 30-minute special, CMT Remembers Glen Campbell, aired on Thursday night with Cody Alan and Katie Cook hosting, with an encore on Friday night.

Included in the special is the final interview the iconic musician conducted with the network. This was along with tributes from country stars including Shelton, Urban, and Reba McEntire.

Rare archived footage from The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, which aired on CBS from 1969 through 1972, that includes appearances by Johnny Cash, John Wayne, Carol Burnett, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings is also included.

Musicians from seemingly every single genre have left their condolences for Campbell on social media. They mention what an outstanding guitarist he is, what a great person he is, and nearly all of them wish for him to "rest in peace."

He left behind his loving wife Kim and his eight children whose ages span several decades.

"If you know you got it, live with it the best way you can," Campbell said in his final CMT interview in 2011, discussing his disease. "You don't cry over spilled milk."

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