Glen Campbell: 20 Essential Songs

From his signature "Rhinestone Cowboy" to an unconventional Foo Fighters cover

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"Highwayman" (1979)

More than half a decade before Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson famously turned this Jimmy Webb tune into the flagship song for their supergroup, Campbell recorded his own version in February 1978, releasing it late the following year on his final record of the Seventies. Although it never became a single, Campbell started recommending the song to Cash and company, whose eventual remake of "Highwayman" became a Grammy-winning hit during the mid-Eighties.

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