Glen’s daughter Debby, who toured the world with him, will be a part of this incredible tribute to Campbell’s greatest hits at the Fraze this August 18th!
Kettering, OH – Since 1998, the Celebrity Concert for Charity has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars towards a cure for cystic fibrosis and families in need at Dayton Children’s through the power of music.
This August, organizers are adding another great cause when they honor the incredible, timeless music of Jimmy Webb and Glen Campbell. Mr. Campbell is currently in an Alzheimer care facility, and so is the mother of Collin Raye, who charted 24 Top Five hits on the country charts through the 1990’s.
“We are honored to share a portion of our financial success from this show with the Alzheimer’s Association of Dayton,” says CCFC founding member, John Condit. “It’s such a natural thing to do in light of Mr. Campbell’s challenges, and Mr. Raye’s mother, Lois.” Condit’s mother-in-law is also suffering with Alzheimer’s.
“In 1998, I was so thrilled to be asked to give Glen the Pioneer Award at the ACM awards on national television,” says Raye, who like the Fraze Pavilion, is celebrating his 25th year. “I’m not sure any musician had more impact on my life, and musical dreams than Glen Campbell. And I’m thrilled to work with conductor Patrick Reynolds and members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.”
Collin Raye introduced this musical event in 2014 at the historic Franklin Theatre outside of Nashville, and Glen’s daughter Debby Campbell was there to perform. “No one can sing a song like my Dad, but Collin’s ‘live’ performance is amazing,” says Campbell. “I love that Dad’s music lives on through other great artists!”
That show coincided with Raye’s release of Still on the Line, his tribute album to Mr. Campbell’s greatest hits including, “Gentle on My Mind,” “Galveston,” “Country Boy,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Southern Nights,” “True Grit,” “Try a Little Kindness,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” and many more classic Campbell hits. Ricky Skaggs and Billy Dean appear on the CD.
Raye ‘s five straight Platinum selling albums remains a record for the Epic Label, which had such other great artists as Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. Some of Raye’s biggest hits include his first #1 smash, “Love Me,” “Little Rock,” “Little Red Rodeo,” “That’s My Story,” “I Think About You,” “My Kind of Girl, “One Boy, One Girl,” “The Gift,” “I Can Still Feel You,” “Couldn’t Last a Moment,” and many more.
“You can bet we’re going to play some of my hits before we honor Glen’s incredible catalog,” says Raye.
Organizers say there will be some surprises through the show including some video flashbacks in Mr. Campbell’s career.
The show is brought to you by the Dayton Area Toyota Dealers and Fricker’s Restaurants. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 30 at 9AM with two tickets prices, $65 for Plaza and Orchestra and $35 for Lawn and Terrace.