John Mayer paid tribute to Glen Campbell during an Aug. 8 performance at Bridgestone Center in Nashville, according to The Tennessean. Mayer performed at Bridgestone as part of his Search for Everything tour.
Glen Campbell died on Aug. 8 at the age of 81. The legendary musician had been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, a condition that he revealed to the public in 2011.
Mayer told the crowd that he would play the song “Gentle on My Mind” with more love than precision, stating, “I play it because it’s my favorite song in the world.”
“Gentle On My Mind” was a hit for Glen Campbell in 1967. The song earned a Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Solo Vocal Performance. Campbell was a musician who crossed over genres, including country, pop and rock. He had a television show from 1969 through 1972.
His hits include “Wichita Lineman,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Southern Nights.” He was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
Mayer has been touring as a solo act and as part of the Dead and Company band, recreating the music of the Grateful Dead.