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CMT to Air Glen Campbell Tribute Special

CMT will celebrate the life and legacy of country music star Glen Campbell with a special airing this Thursday (Aug. 10).

The 30-minute news special, CMT Remembers Glen Campbell, will be hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan and Katie Cook and will feature rare archival photos, interviews and performances from the musical icon, who died Tuesday from complications related to Alzheimer's disease.  

The special will also feature some of the best moments from variety series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1972. In addition, the special will feature tributes from Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Reba McEntire, CMT said.

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.