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Little Big Town Pay Homage to Glen Campbell with ‘Witchita Lineman’

Little Big Town used their harmonies to give life to a Glen Campbell classic in honor of the late singer who passed away earlier this year.

Written by Kelly Brickey
Little Big Town Pay Homage to Glen Campbell with ‘Witchita Lineman’
Little Big Town; Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic

Little Big Town used their harmonies to give life to a Glen Campbell classic in honor of the late country singer who passed away earlier this year.

With the help of Jimmy Webb on piano, who wrote “Witchita Lineman” for Campbell back in 1968, the country quartet gave their greatest riffs to the hit and created a poignant moment on the celebrated CMA stage. With a simple background setting the solemn tone of the performance, Little Big Town kept their hearts open throughout each line as the crowd mouthed along with the words.

Campbell’s widowed wife embraced her daughter, Ashley Campbell, who stood crying throughout the performance dedicated to her late famous father.

Little Big Town already took home one trophy on behalf of Taylor Swift for Song of the Year with the single, “Better Man.” They also were nominated for Single of the Year, Album of the Year and Musical Group of the Year.

Campbell also came out victorious for the Musical Event of the Year Award, in which he recorded a track called “Funny How Time Slips Away” with Willie Nelson.

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