These included the Grammy-winning “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Gentle on My Mind” in 1967. The next year, “Wichita Lineman” and “I Wanna Live” also reached the top of the charts. Plus, Campbell’s musical contribution to the soundtrack of the film he co-starred in, True Grit, picked up nods at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards in 1969.
Then in addition to starring in 1970’s Norwood on the silver screen, Campbell also ventured back on to the small screen. In fact, the star hosted an eponymous weekly variety show for three years. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour not only boasted Steve Martin and Rob Reiner as writers, but it also launched the careers of singers Jerry Reed and Anne Murray.