Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The IT Experience - Hollywood


As most of you know at this point, the movie IT opens September 8th. Well one of the best promotional stunts I have seen ever is the IT Experience in Hollywood. Located at the historic corner of Hollywood & Vine.

You get to go into Pennywise's house and explore all the dark depths of it. While one woman in our group of seven was completely freaked out. Me & Robert simply laughed like we were kids and enjoyed the ride.

It's a fun segue into a new realm of horror. The film I assure you is way more creepy/scary. Trust. I know a sound editor who saw clips of  it in an editing bay and told me what he saw still freaks him out to this very moment.

PS: If you choose to enter the house of Pennywise Robert says to wear sunscreen.

Enjoy the images from Robert's and My experience, if you dare....

Entering The House Of Pennywise
l-r
Robert Krzeski, Michael Shinafelt
Georgie With The Good Balloon
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Roberst Krzeski, Georgie, Michael Shinafelt

Pennywise, Pennywise, Let Us Out!



Damn IT! @ : www.thatswhereitlives.com/ 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Just Because...Christie & Reese

OMG!
Christie Brinkley & Reese Witherspoon
Just Because it's Tuesday, just because this was an amazing photo-op & just because they both look terrific together I present an image of supermodel Christie Brinkley with Reese Witherspoon at a HOME AGAIN event in East Hampton.

Christie re-defines what it is to be a woman in her 60's, she is 63. While Reese is in a category all her own.

Independent, strong, not to mention they are both lookers - these two have it going on!

To me this is hands down the best photo of two celebrities I have seen together all week. Yeah, I know it's only Tuesday, but I highly doubt (actually I am 100% sure) nothing will top this image in terms of voltage.

Now click your heels together and carry on.

Reese on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/reesewitherspoon/?hl=en

Christie on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/christiebrinkley/?hl=en

Monday, August 21, 2017

Total Eclipse

Bonnie Tyler
It's Solar Eclipse day...woo hoo! I guess. I for one am going about my day like any other, I have been there and done that. However if you are on Royal Caribbean's "Total Eclipse Cruise well then that's another jam entirely....(source ABC News)

Bonnie Tyler will sing her iconic hit, "Total Eclipse of the Heart," during the actual total solar eclipse taking place today.

Tyler will perform the 1983 song alongside Joe Jonas' band DNCE as part Royal Caribbean's special "Total Eclipse Cruise."
"I'm on this amazing ship called the Oasis of the Seas and we're going to pass right through the totality area a little later on," Tyler said live from the cruise ship on "GMA." "We'll all be wearing our funny glasses of course and we'll see the total eclipse."

Bonnie on the WWW: www.bonnietyler.com/   

Sunday, August 20, 2017

For The Love Of Anais

Troian Bellisario
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Ana├»s Nin. 

Today, let's get literary. Although there are many quotes I love by writer Anais Nin the one above is a particular favorite.


Troian Bellisario formerly of one of my must see TV shows Pretty Little Liars inspired me to out myself as a Nin fan by posting this picture perfect image with said quote on her Instagram page. An action I just repeated except I posted the two together on Entertain Me, right here, right now.

Spencer Hastings, was always a fascinating character to me, because despite her flaws she had a fierce intelligence. This was due in no small part to Troian


Troian is a gifted actress with an intelligent mind, who happens to like one of my favorite wordsmiths of all time. This intelligence came across in her performance as Spencer and how she lives her life.


I'm so glad there are individuals like her in this world. She is a one of a kind unique person and I can't wait to see where she will go next.


"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" - Ralph Waldo Emerson 


Indeed. 


Troian on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/sleepinthegardn/?hl=en   

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saturday Sinema: Between Night and Dawn

  
Remembering George A. Romero...

There's Always VanillaSeason of the Witch, and The Crazies, made between
Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, showcase the extraordinary versatility
and dynamism of this irreplaceable American auteur... Three films from the late,
legendary horror director, George A. Romero, showing that although he might
have defined zombie cinema, it didn't define him. 

Synopsis:

THERE'S ALWAYS VANILLA (1971)
Young drifter Chris and beautiful model Lynn embark upon a tumultuous relationship which seems doomed from the outset.
SEASON OF THE WITCH (1972)
Joan Mitchell is a bored housewife whose dissatisfaction with her humdrum life leads to an unhealthy interest in the occult.
 
THE CRAZIES (1973)
A small rural town finds itself in the grip of an infection which sends its hosts into a violent, homicidal frenzy.
 
We like it because:

When George A. Romero passed away in July, the film world didn't just lose its beloved 'King of Zombies', but also a groundbreaking and fearless innovator who inspired not only generations of genre directors, but also experimental and guerilla filmmakers for whom he laid down the template.
 
The three films collected in this box set - two early Seventies 'lost films' and a classic plague panic thriller - show there's more to the legendary director than simply gut-munching ghouls. The comedy romance There's Always Vanilla, psychological thriller Season of the Witch, and infection horror The Crazies - all filmed in and around Pittsburgh - serve to display the broader thematic concerns and auteurist leanings of a skilled craftsman too often pigeonholed within the genre; that said, The Crazies is one of his strongest horror offerings, with memorable performances from Lynn Lowry and Richard Liberty.
Romero managed to inject his films with subtle social allegories, nuanced examinations of the human condition, and just the right amount of black humor, so that they were immediately recognized as his and his alone. The box set showcases the director feeling his way towards the mainstream and showing a formidable assurance in three very distinct genres.
 
This fantastic box set includes brand new restorations of the three films, a lavish 60-page booklet featuring new writing on this fascinating chapter of Romero's career, a wealth of extras including interviews, featurettes and behind the scenes documentaries, reversible sleeves for all three films featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork, and a beautifully designed and striking slipcase featuring an iconic image of the man himself.
 
Pre-order via MVD Shop or on Amazon  

Friday, August 18, 2017

Child's Play, Dolly Parton



Hey Dolly, What About The Children?!
At a press conference before media reps and their children as special guests, world renowned entertainer Dolly Parton announced the release of I Believe In You, her first album written and recorded for kids and those young at heart. A digital release of the new album on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville will be available September 29, whereas the physical album will street worldwide on October 13. All 14 tracks on I Believe In You were written and performed by Dolly Parton.

“My first album was released 50 years ago and it's been an amazing 50 years since then. I am very excited that now I'm coming out with my first children's album in all of those 50 years. I'm proudest of all that all of the proceeds from this CD will go to the Imagination Library,” Dolly said. “It's been 20 years since the Imagination Library was launched. We've seen 100 million books get into the hands of children and hopefully there will be many more.”

Since its beginning in 1996 in Dolly’s hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee, the Imagination Library has expanded into four countries serving more than one-million children by providing a brand new, age-appropriate book each month. In North America, every child’s first book is the classic Little Engine that Could.

With children seated around her in front of the fireside living room set that was built for the Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon last December, Dolly Parton revealed her I Believe In You album cover (above) and track listing (below).

I Believe In You Track Listing

  1. I Believe in You
  2. Coat of Many Colors (new recording)
  3. Together Forever
  4. I Am a Rainbow
  5. I’m Here
  6. A Friend Like You
  7. Imagination
  8. You Can Do It
  9. Responsibility
  10. You Gotta Be
  11. Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny
  12. Chemo Hero
  13. Brave Little Soldier
  14. Bonus track spoken audio: Coat of Many Colors (book read by Dolly Parton)
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 were produced by Tom McBryde and executive produced by Paul T. Couch. Tracks 2, 11, 12, and 13 were produced by Tom Rutledge and Richard Dennison and executive produced by Dolly Parton.

Before and after reading her “Coat Of Many Colors” book, she treated the kids and media to a performance of three songs featured on the new album, “I Believe in You,” “Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny” and “Brave Little Soldier.” The press conference ended with Dolly answering questions and taking family photos with all the guests.

ABOUT DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY:
Founded in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting organization that has, to date, mailed more than 100 million books to children in Australia, Belize, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. Each month, the program currently mails more than one million specially selected, high-quality, age-appropriate books to registered children from birth until they start Kindergarten in participating communities. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading in children, preparing them for school and inspiring them to dream. Recent studies suggest participation in the Imagination Library is positively and significantly associated with higher measures of early language and math development. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

 
 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Michael's Musings

Lord Won't You Buy Me A Mercedes Benz?
Michael Shinafelt
"It's obvious you hate me though I've done nothing wrong..." - People Are People, Depeche Mode 

This lyric sums up the week and the world at present perfectly right now. I don' feel the need to extrapolate on that. If you think I should, please remove yourself from this column and go do something productive, preferably without a white hood over your head.

Movin' on up...way up!

"In the more relaxed circles of Hell, you spend eternity opening and re-opening the fridge to see if something delicious has magically appeared" - Krista Allen

Is it wrong that I laugh sometimes during Law & Order: SVU?

Kylie Jenner having a midlife crisis at 19 - first world problems, yawn

Congratulations to my friend Mike Clifford his cover of "What A Wonderful World" has been #14 on the Los Angeles Jazz Chart 3 weeks in a row!!! Mike at: https://www.facebook.com/MikeCliffordsWonderfulWorld/

I like tacos and having my butt smacked

Had dinner with my BFF Brittney last Thursday @ El Coyote. Was then informed we missed the anniversary of Sharon Tate's last meal there by a day. The more you know. 

Farrah says: No drinks outside

Walk like an Egyptian, and F#ck like a drifter

I had 2 items in the 10 items or fewer line. Got behind a guy who had considerably more than 10. I cut in front of him and said "Have anything to say about that?"

Don't dream it, be it - words of wisdom from The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Apparently my bitchy level is comparable to a panther. I resemble that assessment.

We are enlightened 

Join me on a journey, won't you? at:

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pretend We're Dead


Remember the feminist rock group L7? They are not dead.

The L7: Pretend We're Dead documentary, produced by Blue Hats Creative will be released worldwide October 13 on VOD and Blu-ray / DVD. A multi-city theatrical screening tour of the film will kick off on September 1, with over a dozen dates and more to be announced in select markets this Fall. Excitement around L7: Pretend We're Dead has catalyzed a widely anticipated reunion which unleashed their high-octane energy and anthemic chops upon stages worldwide. The band will play a stint of West Coast dates next month with more chances to experience the electrifying onslaught coming soon.

L7: Pretend We're Dead assembles a powerful combination of never-before-seen home video footage, raucous performances,and relevant interviews. It's a real time journey witnessing the rise, fall, and ultimate redemption of the fierce feminist pioneers of American grunge punk, L7. The film offers engrossing insight into the band's 20 year plus her-story and features exclusive interviews with Exene Cervenka (X), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Joan Jett, Brody Dalle (The Distillers), Lydia Lunch, Allison Robertson (The Donnas), Louise Post (Veruca Salt), CSS and more.


"Despite the very long hiatus ... L7 still pack major muscle on stage"

"I like their rebelliousness ...it's about being liberated and calling the shots... I definitely see a lot of us in them... and we're proud of that."
- Joey Ramone

"Songs like Wargasm, Diet Pill and Shitlist fulfill the ancient prophecy of a time when gurls would reinvent punk out of sheer delight in their own power"
- Robert Christgau

"No one rocked harder than feminist grunge punk quartet L7"

"L7 don't defy expectations -- they detonate them."
- Billboard

Film Screening Dates:
9/1: Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theater
9/8: Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
9/8: Chicago, IL @ The Vic/Brew & View
9/8: Santa Ana, CA @ Frida Cinema
9/9: Santa Ana, CA @ Frida Cinema
9/10: Santa Ana, CA @ Frida Cinema
9/12: Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre
9/14: Boston, MA @ Regent Theater
9/15: Boston, MA @ Regent Theater
9/17: Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse
9/19: Washington DC @ The Black Cat
9/16: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
9/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Roxie
10/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Nitehawk Cinema

Live Tour Dates:
9/26: Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
9/27: San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
9/30: Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny...

Wow!
Sharon Stone

She wore an itsy bitsy teeny weeny blue string bikini...That's right, it's Sharon Stone rocking said swimwear and guess what? She's 58!

I am posting this because as someone over 50 (51 to be exact) and wanting to shed some weight, appearance & health have been on my mind a lot of late. 

While I realize I am not a woman, let's face it society holds women to more stringent ideals than men. Thus I am posting this image of Stone.

The reality is not everyone looks this fantastic, or will, but we should all aspire to do better for ourselves in all areas of our lives. 

Sharon is a shining example of someone who has been through the ringer and still came out on top (she had a stroke people, remember)

File This Under: Inspiration 

Sharon on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/sharonstone/?hl=en 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Just Because...Shay Mitchell

Dark Lady
Shay Mithcell
Just Because she looks amazing, just because Pretty Little Liars is over and I miss it & just because I follow her on Instagram, here is Shay Mitchell aka Emily Fields captured walking in Los Angeles.

While I will miss the show, I will always be able to keep of with Shay where in the world she is via her Instagram page. Yep, Shay loves to travel and post photos from her world tours, which I love to see.

 Her adventures in Morocco were a particular standout. 

Now just because I am running behind schedule this Monday morning I am going to leave you with the link to Shay's Instagram page so you too can enjoy and wonder: Where in the world is Shay Mitchell?!

Cheers!

Shay on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/shaymitchell/?hl=en 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Schwing! Javier Bardem

Schwing!
Javier Bardem
With all the buzz surrounding Darren Aronofsky's Mother! opening September 15th (I personally can't wait to see it!) My thoughts turned to one of the films stars Javier Bardem.

Bardem first came to my attention in the film Before Night Falls giving a brilliant Oscar winning performance as poet/novelist Reinaldo Arenas. But it was not just his talent that held my interest on screen it was also, well, do I have to spell it out for you? Javier Bardem is one hot man! There I said it, happy now?!

Of course being the randy guy I am, that got my wondering if there was any skin images of him over on Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things. Butt (typo/pun intended) of course there is!

Much to my surprise and Schwing there is a straight on Full Monty shot of Bardem along with the many other spicy images. 

Yep, this is what Sundays are all about a Schwing and a nice Cabernet...Enjoy!

Get an eyeful of Javier at the NSFW link below!
https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2008/02/favorite-oscar-winner-javier-bardem.html

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Forever Loving You



A Tribute To Glen Campbell...

In recent years, groundbreaking country music icon Tanya Tucker has been quietly writing and recording new music while coping with a wave of emotions surrounding Glen Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer's disease. While their relationship and breakup made headlines years ago, Tucker channeled her heartfelt feelings for Campbell in a new song titled “Forever Loving You.” A portion of the proceeds from “Forever Loving You” will benefit Alzheimer's Foundation of America, a non-profit organization which provides programs and services for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, as well as funds research towards a cure for Alzheimer’s. 

Tanya Tucker statement on passing of Glen Campbell:

“I’m just devastated. Absolutely devastated. It’s been so hard these past several years knowing what he’s been going through. My heart just breaks. Glen and I shared some incredible, precious memories together for a long time. There were some ups and downs and, of course, all the downs were played out in the press. We both got past all that. Forgiveness is a wonderful thing. It’s why I’m releasing “Forever Loving You” in memory of Glen and for all of those who are losing or have lost someone they love. I’ll forever love you, Glen.”

Tucker co-wrote “Forever Loving You” with Michael Lynn Rogers and Rusty Crowe, a Tennessee State Senator who co-sponsored the Campbell/Falk Act. The Tennessee law protects communication rights for people who've become wards of the state and those who have conservators over their financial and living situations.

Follow Tanya Tucker on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube or visit tanyatucker.com.

TANYA TUCKER 2017 TOUR:
Aug. 11 Golden Nugget Biloxi – Biloxi, Miss.
Aug. 12 Golden Nugget Lake Charles – Lake Charles, La.
Aug. 19 Kipawa Countryfest – Kipawa, Que.
Aug. 20 South Mountain Fair – South Mountain, Ont.
Aug. 25 Greenup Cumberland County Fair – Greenup, Ill.
Aug. 26 Secrest Auditorium – Zanesville, Ohio
Aug. 30 Minnesota State Fair – Saint Paul, Minn.
Aug. 31 Minnesota State Fair – Saint Paul, Minn.
Sept. 09 Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, Okla.
Sept. 15 Rialto Square Theatre – Joliet, Ill.
Sept. 16 Andy Williams Moon River Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 23 5D Steakhouse & Lounge – Yorktown, Texas
Oct. 06 Billy Bob’s Texas – Fort Worth, Texas
Oct. 07 House Pasture Cattle Company – Concan, Texas
Oct. 22 Festival Grounds – Niceville, Fla.
Dec. 05 Higley Center For The Performing Arts – Gilbert, Ariz.
Dec. 08 Harris Center For The Arts – Folsom, Calif.
Dec. 10 Parker Arts – Parker, Colo.
Dec. 12 Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada
May 05 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga.  

Friday, August 11, 2017

Queen Of The Billboards, Angelyne

She's Baaaaaack!
Angelyne's Current Billboard

Angelyne, the Hollywood Billboard Queen has been famous for years for doing, well nothing. Long before it was a thing. She was known far and wide for her image on numerous billboards throughout the Hollywood area. Making her Hollywood's unofficial mascot, if you will.

She is also know for driving around the city in a hot pink corvette and everyone in town laying bragging rights to an Angelyne sighting. I remember the first time I spotted her after I arriving in the City of Angels it was like I had seen a unicorn.

Little Pink Corvette
Well after laying low for years and merely jetting around town in her signature pink corvette the Queen is back with a new billboard in Hollywood at the corner of Cahuenga & Yucca. She also has a new single out with the name "Heart" thrown in for good measure.

Hollywood's unofficial mascot has returned and honestly? It's great to have her back, especially in an era of celebrity that she was the forerunner of.

Angelyne on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/officialangelyne/?hl=en 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Michael's Musings

Go Ahead, I Dare You
Michael Shinafelt
"When you've erupted, you're totally destructive (Don't drop bombs)" - Liza Minnelli, Don't Drop Bombs

This is what happens when you have two narcissistic DICKtators running countries, bombs are being threatened to fly in a pissing contest about who has a bigger one.

Well between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un I am 100% positive I have the biggest one. So let's have some fun shall we?

Screaming Migraine would make the best band name ever!

Shout out to one of my BFF's Karen Castrischer-Stegall for following Depeche Mode all over Europe and visiting Dracula's Castle in Transylvania (I'm so jealous about the latter, darlin')

Real Housewives of New York Countess Louann ended her marriage to Tom (whatever the f@#k his last name is) in only seven months. Like no one saw that coming.

Taco Bell will destroy anyone's anus

Poop emoji's remind me of those scrubbing bubbles commercials 

They're coming to get you...Everyone!

Best graffiti I saw all week - Shady 

Does anyone else think that Tori Spelling needs to have her tubes tied?

I love tapeworm, it's a slimming thing

Dear woman who was upset about Usher supposedly having herpes and not telling you after you allegedly did him. You didn't get it, how do you know he has it???

You know you are getting old when one of the premiere playwrights of your time, Sam Shepard passes away.

And there you have it another week of As The Stomach Turns...

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

R.I.P. Rhinestone Cowboy


I remember what a big song Rhinestone Cowboy was when it was released in 1975...I was one year off from being a teenager, yep, I was twelve. This song has had an enduring impact on me throughout my life...Here is a press release from Webster PR that I received of fellow artist & friends reminiscing about their former client. Glen Campbell will always be THE Rhinestone Cowboy to me.

"Well Glen Campbell was special because he was so gifted. Glen is one of the greatest voices that ever was in the business, and he was one of the greatest musicians. He was a wonderful session musician as well. A lot of people don’t realize that, but he could play anything. And he could play it really well. So he was just extremely talented. I will always love you, Glen!" – Dolly Parton

“Glen Campbell is such an incredible talent. Glen Campbell filled a niche in American music that very few people have ever reached. He was considered both pop and country, and not just one record or one little phase in his career, but years and years and years of his career. He represented the best of the pop and the best of country, and he went that kind of middle ground. He pulled people in from both sides. It was a great thing for country music, and frankly, for pop music. He was an incredibly talented guitar player. A lot of people have heard Glen Campbell’s brand that don’t even realize it. He was a studio musician in Los Angles for a lot of years and he did a lot of work for a lot of artist we’re very familiar with. He had a great, God-given talent. We’ve seen him host television shows, he plays great guitar, he sings great and he entertains. Glen Campbell was one of the most unique people that has come along in the music business in my lifetime.” – Charlie Daniels

"It's always tragic when you hear of a friend passing, but he had to be miserable that last few years of his life. At least he doesn't have to deal with that anymore. We worked together a lot through the years. In fact, Glen played on almost all First Edition music. He played a dynamic riff on the guitar that was trend setting. I also shot a few of his album covers back in the day and, at the time, I never knew people were paid to do that, but a few weeks later I received a check in the mail that was unexpected and highly received. I'll never forget that. He was a good friend and it breaks my heart that he's not here to contribute to music anymore." – Kenny Rogers

“When I first came to Nashville, Tennessee to join the Oak Ridge Boys in 1973, I wasn’t with the group two weeks before Duane Allen took me to the CMA Awards, my first ever. I rented a tuxedo that looked like a high school prom tuxedo—horrible. That was the best I could do at the time. Glen Campbell came out and sang ‘By the Time I Get To Phoenix,’ and sat on the edge of the stage and sang it. I loved Glen Campbell. I had all of his records up to that point. I could not believe that I was sitting in the Opry House, actually watching Glen Campbell sing. Over the years, we became very good friends.” – Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys) 

“I think probably, the sweetest time I had with Glen Campbell is when I would be with him, pitching songs to each other. Glen Campbell was one of the great song men I’ve ever met in my life. Glen taught me so much about the importance of finding great songs. When we worked together, which was many times, like in Branson, when we opened up the Palace Theatre. We opened it up together. We would wind up on our bus, playing songs until one night we played so long that he just fell asleep. He just didn’t want to give it up, and he would wake up at the end of the song and say ‘Play another one.’ I’d say, ‘don’t you think we need to go to sleep?’ He’d say ‘Yeah, but I’d just love to hear these new songs.’ We would just keep playing song. One time we were out in the Sparks, Nevada working with Mel Tillis and he said ‘Glen called and he wants us to come over to Tahoe and play some songs.’ So we got in Mel’s plane and flew to Tahoe, and we played songs at Glen’s place, just played songs for each other for about two hours until we were horse. Then we flew back to Sparks, did our shows and Glen did his at Lake Tahoe. Short time ago I went to visit Glen at the home where he was staying and handed him a guitar. He picked it up and strummed it a little bit, gave me a big smile, and it was hard to see a man who looked really healthy, looked really good, still smiled real big, but not be able to communicate like he once did. But I have so many memories of him. And I pray that someday, we’ll find a cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s and those people who need help and that’s my one prayer." – Duane Allen (The Oak Ridge Boys) 


"Glen Campbell was such a huge influence on me. Growing up, I studied his writing, songs and how he was an 'entertainer's entertainer.' Along with Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, Glen Campbell was one of the first to parlay country music into mainstream television and broaden the entire country music fan base across the globe. Ride on Rhinestone Cowboy. God Bless." – Billy Ray Cyrus

“As a musician, he was a hero. As an Arkansan, he was a hero. RIP Glen.” – Justin Moore

"Sorry to hear about my good friend Glen. The loss is too big to put into words. He was an incredible voice, incredible musician, incredible friend, movie star and recording artist. We had so much fun together, and sort of grew up together in our music and our careers. There were so many memories that only he and I shared. Glen and I were brothers in every sense of the word. When I hear or see his name, I see the Glen I've always known. There will never, ever be another Glen Campbell." – Roy Clark

"I knew Glen for more than 50 years. We met on the set of a TV show in Toronto in 1964, and like everybody else in our business, I was a huge fan. One of my treasured memories is the day Glen and I sat together, just the two of us and his guitar, and recorded a "Bill Anderson Visits with the Legends" radio show for XM satellite radio. We laughed, sang and visited like two neighbors across a picket fence. I'll remember it forever." – Bill Anderson

“It’s sad to hear of the passing of yet another great musical genius. His music will live on! Some of the greatest country songs ever to be written or sung. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Campbell family in their time of sorrow and loss.” – KC of KC and the Sunshine Band

"I had the pleasure of inducting Glen into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He could write it, sing it and play it. He was a triple threat. He never forgot his friends and made room for them on any project could. He was one of the finest musicians I've ever known and certainly the prowess of his entertainment legacy goes without saying that. He was our golden boy. We loved him and the world loved him." – Brenda Lee

“I don’t think there is any doubt that under the circumstances of his health the past several years, his passing was inevitable. But that doesn’t take away from it and the fact that he was one of the greatest in the business. Vocally and instrumentally there was no one like him and the music business is a better place because of him. I will always cherish the fact that he played on many of my recordings in the 60s. I was proud to know him and to work with him. We sure will miss him.” – Leroy Van Dyke

“I grew up loving Glen Campbell and am so sad to see him go. The greatest all around talent ever in country music.” – John Rich of Big and Rich

“I'm sad to learn of the passing of one of my heroes and friends, Glen Campbell. I loved his singing and guitar playing but I really admired him for his down to earth and friendly personality. I spent only a week working with him in Branson and he made us all feel like old friends. Rest In Peace old buddy." – Mark Chesnutt

“I did my grieving for Glen when I first heard he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s because I knew we had lost the gift of his talent and his friendship. I’m glad he is not suffering any longer and I hope he is now at peace.” – Jeannie Seely

“Glen Campbell touched so many lives during his time on this earth! He sang one of my all time favorite songs, Rhinestone Cowboy. He was such a talented singer, songwriter and actor. Today country music has lost yet another great and legend. May God watch over his family and fans through these tough times ahead. Rest in peace the one and only Glen Campbell!” – Shane Owens

“We lost another one of my heroes. One of the greatest singers, songwriters and musicians. He had it all. We are going to miss him dearly.” – Moe Bandy

“I was, am and always will be a Glen Campbell fan.” – Ronnie McDowell

“My hero... My Friend... Glen Campbell, is gone. My heart is heavy... A lot of memories...the end to a beautiful era in music. His incredible legacy is what we have now. Thank you, my friend, for always treating me as an equal, though clearly I am not. May God comfort your sweet family, and welcome you into His presence. The Heavenly Band, just got way better. I love you, Glen. Happy Trails." – Collin Raye

“Glen Campbell inspired millions with his TV show, including me. ‘Gentle on My Mind’ and ‘Wichita Lineman’ were in my repertoire before I ever started making records. He was also a fixture in Clovis, NM where Buddy Holly made his mark. Millions followed him and millions will miss him." – Gary Morris

“There's never been a better musician or a greater artist than Glen Campbell. I admired him and respected his talent.” – Lee Greenwood


“Glen Campbell brought a little more sophistication and class to country music. He not only entertained country fans, but his crossover success in the pop genre made him a true pioneer of his time. He had a huge hand in growing and expanding country music and that’s all any of us could hope to someday do.” –Frank Foster

“Even though Glen has been sick for a while, the news of his death is still very shocking to us. With all the live shows we did together, we just used to always stay around and watch his shows because of the songs and his beautiful voice. We will miss Glen dearly.” – David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers

"There are only so many artists that you can truly call icons. Glen Campbell was surely one of the brightest of those. His class, amazing vocal style, instrumental prowess and authenticity made him one of the best of all time. He will be deeply missed but his music will live on with us forever!" – Tim Rushlow

"Glen Campbell was a living legend. He was not only one of my favorite singer/musicians, but also helped create some of my favorite sounding music from other genres. He was part of The Beach Boys sound (the wrecking crew!) He created some of the main songs that still grace my playlist daily. His family will be in my prayers.” – Mark Wills

"Glen Campbell was a generational talent whose multiple gifts transcends genres while simultaneously defining them. His music also helped define my childhood. He's a big part of popular music history, and we're all lucky as hell for that...May he rest well... There will never be another like him." – Ray Scott

“What a great loss for Country Music and the world. Glen Campbell was one of the all-time greats as a singer, musician and entertainer, as well as a TV host and actor. He did it all and remained a down-home, salt of the earth man. He was a true gentleman who was always quick to say hello as if he was your neighbor. He was able to rise above all formats, as he hit the top of the charts in country and pop/rock virtually side by side. A remarkable feat by a most remarkable man.” – Gene Watson

"I'm so sad hearing the news of Glen's death today. As a kid, I was a big fan of ‘Glen Campbell's Goodtime Hour’ television show. ‘Wichita Lineman,’ and ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’ are two of my favorites and are absolute masterpieces. The depth of his talent and the ease with which he sang and played guitar was mesmerizing to watch! Flawless! You are loved Glen! My heart goes out to his family and friends." – Sylvia

“This is so sad. One of my proudest moments with Glen was when he borrowed my guitar for a TV Taping in Nashville.  He is a respected talent. He was a great artist…I recently recorded one of his hit songs ‘Try a Little Kindness so I take a little bit of Glen with me everywhere I go.”– Janie Fricke

“I loved him and I am happy he is in a better place. My memories with Glen go back to my early teens. My dad brought home a Glen Campbell album, and from that time on I loved Glen Campbell. I was a huge fan. I was always in awe of him and he was one of the most talented people I have ever known. When I joined Statler Brothers in the early 80s I got to be on the ‘Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour’ with Jerry Reed and I could not believe it. He was always so nice and I admired the man and his talent. I will get to pay a small tribute to Glen with the song of his ‘Southern Nights,’ which I did on my latest album. What a loss. His presence will forever be missed.” – Jimmy Fortune

"I did many shows with Brother Glen. He was always a sweetheart, gentleman and good friend. I will greatly miss him. God bless his family." – T. Graham Brown

Our Business takes a long time to recover from the loss of a giant star like Glen Campbell. I’m sure the night sky will for sure be brighter now that he has ascended home to our heavenly Father. His music inspired not only me, but many generations.” – T.G. Sheppard

"It's so sad to see another icon taken from us. He influenced so many musicians and artists. His music will live on forever." – Olivia Lane

“Glen Campbell is a hero to me because not only was he a phenomenal guitar player, but because he had that style and swagger about him. He was the bling man, come on! Rhinestone cowboy, live forever.” – Craig Wayne Boyd

“Rest In Peace one of our musical heroes, Glen Campbell – a true genius. What a musical legacy you left us!” – EXILE