1975 Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy (US:#1 UK:#4)

“Rhinestone Cowboy” is a song written by Larry Weiss and most famously recorded by American country music singer Glen Campbell. When released in 1975, it enjoyed huge popularity with both country and pop audiences.

Weiss wrote and recorded “Rhinestone Cowboy” in 1974, and it appeared on his 20th Century Records album Black and Blue Suite. It did not, however, have much of a commercial impact as a single. In late 1974, Campbell heard the song on the radio and, during a tour of Australia, decided to learn it. Soon after his return to the United States, Campbell went to Al Coury’s office at Capitol Records, where he was approached about “a great new song” – “Rhinestone Cowboy”

Album

Video

Musicians

BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
Acoustic GuitarGlen Campbell
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
VocalsGlen Campbell

Produced By

Brian Potter
Dennis Lambert

Songwriters

Larry Weiss

Charts

US:#1
UK:#4