Glen Campbell honored in hometown festival in Delight

Glen Campbell honored in hometown festival

DELIGHT, Ark. (KTHV) - In the hometown of Glen Campbell, hundreds gathered for the 8th annual Delight Music Festival.

Because of Glen Campbell's death nearly two months ago, this year meant a little more for those who attended the festival.

For those in the small community of Delight, music is something they're born with.

"You couldn't imagine how many guitar players and singers there are in this community. Tons of them, generations of them," said Steve Campbell, Glen Campbell’s nephew.

The Rhinestone Cowboy himself was born and raised just outside Delight. He died in 2017 after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

“He’s the guy that really went out there world wide and put Delight on the map," said Steve Campbell.

To kick off the music festival, early Saturday morning the streets in Delight were full of at least 130 runners for the second annual Alzheimer’s Awareness 5K Run in honor of Glen Campbell.

"It gets bigger every year so I’m hoping it will grow and grow," said County Judge Dewight Mack.

Delight continues to live and breathe music. Now, that spirit in the city is to honor the man who put them in the spotlight.

“He never forgot home. He never forgot his family,” said Steve Campbell.

The festival raises about $5,000 for the community and the run helps raise money for Alzheimer’s Awareness.

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