Glen Campbell album sales soar 13,000 percent after his death

News 10/08/2017

Sales of Glen Campbell's music soared after the death of the "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer after a public struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Analytics company BuzzAngle Music said Campbell's digital album sales rose more than 13,000 percent on Tuesday after news of the musician's passing at the age of 81.

Most of the sales came for Campbell's greatest hits albums, but streaming and sales of his hit songs were also up more than 6,000 percent, BuzzAngle Music reported on Wednesday.

Campbell's death in Nashville, following a nationwide farewell tour in 2012 following his Alzheimer's announcement, brought emotional tributes from country music stars and fans alike.

Jimmy Webb, who wrote many of Campbell's biggest hits including "Witchita Lineman" and "Galveston," called Campbell "the American Beatle, the secret link between so many artists and records that we can only marvel."

Reuters