September 30, 2014
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Glen Campbell's first performance since announcing he has Alzheimer's is being considered a triumph. His performance at a casino in Biloxi, Miss., on Friday night was classic Campbell.
The degenerative brain disease that's slowly robbing Campbell of his memories and abilities may have changed a lot of things in the Country Music Hall of Famer's life, but his ability to create sounds appears virtually untouched.
Except for a few flubbed lyrics, Campbell and his band powered through a tight 22-song set interspersed with self-deprecating jokes.
Fronting a band that includes four of his children and close friends, Campbell played favorites like "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Galveston" and finished the evening with two songs from his new album, "Ghost on the Canvas," out Aug. 30.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.