Ashley Campbell on Her Father Glen


Ashley Campbell, daughter of the legendary country artist, Glen Campbell, recently showed up on the set of RFD-TV’s “Country’s Family Reunion” to perform her 2015 single, “Remembering.” Her father, Glen, passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease on August 8, 2017. The song is a biographical story about her special relationship with her dad. In the chorus she writes:

“Bone for bone we are the same

Bones get tired and they can’t carry all the weight

We can talk until you can’t even remember my name

Daddy don’t you worry, I’ll do the remembering.”

“Remembering” was her debut single in 2015. Campbell said that she wrote the song shortly after moving to Nashville and coming off a tour with her dad. “He was starting to decline with his Alzheimer’s Disease and I knew that there was gonna be a time where he wouldn’t recognize me…that pretty soon he wouldn’t know who I was,” said Ashley. “We’ve always had a special connection. I wanted to have something that would be able to reach out to him even when he can’t really understand words anymore. And that’s music. This is a song is from me to him about how I’ll always have his back.”

Ashley performed the song for a new series on CFR called “Kickin’ Back,” where country artists were asked to invite someone who had NEVER been on the show to perform alongside regular stars such as Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely, Jimmy Fortune, Rory Feek, Larry Gatlin, Gene Watson, and more. “Kickin’ Back” will premiered on RFD-TV in June.

Though her father will never perform again, Ashley is focused on her own country career and made her debut on the Opry state in November of 2016 and will be performing at the “Opry Country Classics” show alongside Crystal Gayle, The Gatlin Brothers, Chuck Mead, TG Sheppard, and hosted by Larry Gatlin.

Her single “Remembering” is available to download on iTunes and Amazon. Fans of the RFD-TV series can pre-order “Kickin’ Back” online.

Country’s Family Reunion airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on RFD-TV with an encore at midnight ET.