And Campbell remained a regular screen presence throughout the 1970s. For instance, he co-starred in made-for-TV films Strange Homecoming and Christmas in Disneyland in 1974 and in 1976, respectively. He also co-hosted the American Music Awards three times and headlined several television specials. The star naturally continued to rack up the hits on both the country charts and the Billboard Hot 100, too.
In fact, Campbell had scored two massive number-one smashes by the end of the 1970s. His first arrived in 1975 with “Rhinestone Cowboy,” a Larry Weiss song that Campbell had first heard while touring Australia the year before. His second came in 1977 with a cover of New Orleans rhythm and blues legend Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights.”