"I have been on a mission the last couple years to champion him as much as possible," said Mr. Nail, 35. "It's bittersweet. Sometimes it takes someone on their way to dying before they are appreciated."
"Glen Campbell was a big, big influence on me and big hero of mine," Mr. Nail said of the artist who was something of a heretic himself, having won Grammys in country and pop categories. "It's surprising that a lot of people have come up to me and told me their takes on the song and what it means. We were playing Tucson [last week] and it was just great to see [young] guys around me, who maybe had never heard a Glen Campbell song, sit there with their jaws open, loving it."