It’s funny how we forgot the legends while they’re living, but as soon as they die we all of a sudden care. Glen’s personal life was a mess. It’s everything you’d expect from a ‘county-western singer.’ 4 wives, 8 kids, booze, cocaine…I’m sure there was a dog or two in there. But hey, it’s those life experiences that help artists make great music.
Glen released more than 70 albums, selling 45 million copies. According to an article posted in January, that should put Glen in #6 spot all-time for country acts. But for whatever reason he doesn’t appear on the list. Probably something about the difference between certified units, certified claims, RIAA, Soundscan…I don’t know what the hell the differences are. He’s sold a shit load of albums, and that deserves respect. He was the country to pop crossover before Taylor Swift or Sam Hunt.
I never got to interview Glen, but I did talk to his wife (the 4th one) and daughter, Ashley on several occasions. Since my ass got fired, I’m re-posting all the audio on my clyp page.
…searches for files…
I guess I never got a chance to put the audio from my most recent interview with Kim & Ashley on my external hard drive. The big nugget from that one was Kim revealing that in her basement she has a cassette tape of Glen and Elvis singing together. She promised me she’d try to find it and release it somehow.
I did speak with James Keach and Julian Raymond about Glen’s documentary, “I’ll Be Me.” Grab those clips HERE.
There’s also this gem. My former co-host and hustla, Jordan doing a freestyle mashup of Glen’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” over 50 Cent’s “In Da Club.”