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Glen Campbell’s widow delighted by posthumous CMA honour

Kimberly Woolen was delighted that her late husband Glen Campbell was honoured at the 2017 Country Music Awards (CMAs) on Wednesday (08Nov17).
The musician passed away in August (17) at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, a fight he and Kim decided to make public to help other dementia sufferers.
Glen was posthumously awarded the Musical Event of the Year prize at the CMAs in Nashville, Tennessee, for his version of song Funny How Time Slips Away, also starring country music veteran Willie Nelson.
Upon accepting the award, Kim said: “Thank you, God, for just blessing our family in so many ways and sustaining us through our journey through Alzheimer’s disease. Glen would just be so pleased and proud to be a part of this… Glen, this is for you, and for everyone who’s dealing with dementia.”
Speaking of the honour, an emotional Kim also told People magazine, “Oh my goodness, I just miss him so much. I know he would be so elated to know that the CMAs honoured him with such a prestigious award.”
Funny How Time Slips Away appeared on Glen’s farewell album, Adios. Due to his battle with Alzheimer’s, a brain disease that damages sufferers’ memory, he had to record each track on the album line by line.
The record reached number two in the U.K. album chart and made it into the U.S. Billboard 200 top 40.

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