#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Glen Campbell, ‘Gentle on My Mind’ [Watch]
Nashville's Song Suffragettes paid tribute to the late Glen Campbell at a recent show with a group cover of one of his most important career songs. The five talented women put together a cover of "Gentle on My Mind" for a #LetTheGirlsPlay performance.
Stone starts the performance in a slow reinterpretation, voicing the individual chords and delivering each line of the unique opening stanza for full impact before launching into the standard cut-time tempo of the classic tune, which John Hartford wrote and Campbell made into a career hit in 1967. Campbell’s recording won him Grammys for Best Country & Western Solo Vocal Performance, Male and Best Country & Western Recording, while Hartford won Grammys for Best Folk Performance and Best Country & Western Song for “Gentle on My Mind.”
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The Suffragettes raise the key and Stone voices the chords in straight strumming instead of flatpicking, giving their arrangement of "Gentle on My Mind" a slightly bouncier feel than Campbell's classic take. Each of the singers gets to take a verse, bringing their voices together on the tag line at the end in a touching tribute to one of the leading lights of 20th Century music across all genres.
Tributes to Glen Campbell have poured in from all across the musical spectrum, including country. Keith Urban praised Campbell for his enormous musical influence and "humanity," and Jake Owen turned to Facebook to share his own cover of "Wichita Lineman." John Mayer surprised the crowd at his Nashville gig on Aug. 8 with a cover of "Gentle on My Mind," calling it "my favorite song in the world," while Toby Keith paid his own homage with "Wichita Lineman."
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