Losing a parent is one of the hardest things in the world. The 31-year-old singer and songwriter, Ashley Campbell, is making sure her father's legacy lives on.
Her father is none other than legendary singer and actor, Glen Campbell, who passed away on August 8, 2017, at the age of 81. He had been a patient at a treatment facility for Alzheimer's since 2014.
As reported by Rare Country, Ashley regularly shares photos and videos of her father to her social media accounts. She wants his memory to live on, not just as a musician, but as a loving father too.
On February 11, 2018, she uploaded a video depicting her and Glen Campbell rehearsing for his Goodbye retirement tour. She used the hashtag 'father daughter bonding,' among others.
She captioned it 'Reminiscing on a Sunday.' Ashley added that she misses her father every day, but listening to his music makes the feeling bearable.
The young singer also admitted that it's hard for her to watch some of these videos, but she will never look away. 'I don't want to be afraid to think of him even though it's painful,' she concluded.
Glen arranged the Goodbye Tour in 2011 when he was ready to retire. His last album was titled Adios and featured twelve songs he had written during 2012 and 2013. The album was released on June 9, 2017.
The album also features some of his closest friends, including Willie Nelson and Vince Gill. While recording the album, Alzheimer's had already set in, and Glen struggled to remember the lyrics.
His friend and the album producer, Carl Jackson, had to stand in the studio with him and record every song line-by-line when the lyrics escaped him.
Unfortunately, his illness advanced unexpectedly, and Glen never got the chance to listen to his final album. It was released one month before his death.
The Goodbye Tour included 151 dates between 2011 and 2013, and he performed despite the illness progressing. Footage from the tour was turned into a documentary titled I'll Be Me.