April 22

Why today? It’s birthday No. 74 for the pride of Delight, Ark.

About the record: Actually, there IS no record. This is a performance from the 1960s (Canadian?) TV show Star Route, hosted by Calgary-born actor Rod Cameron. It seems Campbell was a regular, at least for a while.

I chose this because it shows how comfortable and talented Campbell is doing hard country, a style we don’t really associate with the pop-friendly, Jimmy Webb interpreting Campbell. “Goin’ Steady” is the old Faron Young number from early in his career, 10 years or so before Campbell tackles it here.

About the artist: Glen Campbell has done just about all there is when it comes to entertainment. In our context, check out what the Country Music Hall of Fame has to say about a member enshrined in 2005.

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