Songwriter Jimmy Webb, one of the first writers to fuse country and 1960s pop, is the subject of a new tribute concert highlighting his lifetime of hits.
Titled “A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb: The Cake and the Rain,” the show is scheduled for May 3rd at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, and will touch on Webb’s prolific body of work. He wrote Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” as well as choice cuts for Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt and Donna Summer, who took “MacArthur Park” to Number One in 1978.
Toby Keith and Dwight Yoakam are among the country music artists performing Webb’s songs, with Art Garnfukel, Amy Grant and Ashley Campbell, Glen’s daughter, also on the bill. Webb himself is set to perform at the event, which will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and the I’ll Be Me Foundation in Campbell’s honor. Webb’s new memoir, The Cake and the Rain, is set for release April 18th.