Glen Campbell began his musical career as a songwriter to many of the 1960’s biggest stars. He transitioned to film with John Wayne in 1969’s True Grit, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and was awarded a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in 2012. During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums selling more than 45 million copies. His hits include Galveston, and Rhinestone Cowboy. For the last twenty-four years, Debby has been by her father’s side, as a part of his concert touring act, as well as a supportive part of his family. She has been with her dad through his four wives, through drug and alcohol addiction, and now through the shattering beginnings of Alzheimer’s disease.
In Burning Bridges, Debby Campbell writes her story of a father and his devoted daughter from her heart, and from her diary. She has shared some of the most rewarding years in her father’s life. And now, for the first time, she blows the lid off of all of Glen Campbell’s family secrets. It is about a family bound together by Glen’s talent. Debby will discuss the marriages, the drink and the drugs, the illness and her sacking, as well as Glen Campbell’s many successes. In her frank family memoir Debby Campbell sets the record straight on a daughter’s love for her talented father, with the full knowledge that she is about to start burning some bridges of her own. Mark Bego is the author of 61 published books on rock & roll, country music, and show business. He has been called “The Number One Best-Selling Pop Biographer” in Publisher’s Weekly, and has been referred to in the press as “The Prince of Pop Music Bio’s.” With over 10 million copies of his books in print, Bego has written two New York Times best-selling books (Michael! [Jackson] and Leonardo DiCaprio: Romantic Hero), and a Chicago Tribune best-seller (Dancing in the Street: Confessions of a Motown Diva with Martha Reeves of Martha & The Vandellas). He is the author of the award-winning novelMurder at Motor City Records (2012). His hit books have included Madonna: Blonde Ambition (1993), Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul (2012), and Elton John: The Bitch is Back (2009).