Glen Campbell’s daughter to visit Chesapeake, Huntington

Published 10:19 am Thursday, November 12, 2015

Will talk about father, his illness

The daughter of legendary country entertainer Glen Campbell will visit the region later this month.

Debby Campbell, who toured with her father as a backup singer for 24 years, will appear at Chateau D’Italia in Chesapeake on Saturday, Nov. 21, where she will discuss her father’s life and her experience following his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

A five-course authentic Italian dinner, including appetizers and dessert, along with audio and DVD selections of Glen Campbell’s most popular music will be offered.

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Reservations are $50 per person plus gratuity, while corporate tables are available at four for $300 and six for $450.

Proceeds from the event, which is part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, will benefit Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Alzheimer’s support group.

To reserve or prepay, visit or call 304-208-4525 or 740-867-3112. Reservations must be made by Friday.

Glen Campbell, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, known for hits such as “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” embarked on a farewell tour following his diagnosis and made a stop at the Keith Albee Theater in Huntington in December 2011.

Prior to the Chateau D’Italia event, Debby Campbell will also do a signing at Empire Books and News at Pullman Square in Huntington from 2-4 p.m.

Her book, “Glen Campbell: Life with my Father,” was published by Overlook Press in 2014.

— An interview with Debby Campbell will be featured in this Monday’s Tribune.