State Senator Rusty Crowe has collaborated with Travis Campbell, the son of legendary recording artist Glen Campbell, in recording a musical tribute to his father and his mother, Billie Jean.
The album titled “Travis Campbell, a Musical Tribute in Honor of my Mother and Father- Billie Jean and Glen Campbell;” was recorded in Nashville by producer Michael Rogers.
Featuring Glen Campbell’s greatest hits, the album features Glen’s son Travis on the drums; Ed Winebarger on saxophone; Senator Rusty Crowe on harmonica; Carson Peters playing fiddle; Mike Rogers on banjo, bass, guitar and keyboards; with Jimmy Fortune and Ben Isaacs singing “One Pair of Hands” written for Elvis Presley by Travis’ mother Billie Jean.
“Glen Campbell was a wonderful asset to Tennessee,” Crowe said. “What an honor it was to be able to collaborate on this album with my friend, young Carson Peters, one of our nation’s finest young fiddle players. And what a great tribute by Glen Campbell’s son and daughter-in-law Trudy. This beautiful CD is born out of love and respect for Travis’ father. I am truly proud to have been asked to contribute as a musician to this historic compilation of Glen Campbell’s songs that I grew up loving and playing. What a privilege it is to record with Travis Campbell and Mike Rogers.”
Seasoned young performer Carson Peters is featured playing fiddle on Glen Campbell’s famous song “Try a Little Kindness.”
Senator Crowe is featured playing harmonica with Ed Winebarger on saxophone on the songs “Rhinestone Cowboy,” Please Come to Boston,” Annie’s Song,” “By the Time I get to Phoenix,” “Gentle on my Mind,” and “One pair of Hands” with Jimmy Fortune and Ben Isaacs of the “The Isaacs.”
The album’s illustrations/caricature of Glen Campbell was drawn by Dave Woodman known for his work on the movies “Aladdin,” Beauty and the Beast,” and “The Little Mermaid.”