Glen Campbell will be given the Western Heritage Award on Friday night (Oct. 1) in Las Angeles. Campbell was chosen by the Autry National Center for promoting the Western lifestyle. “I’m in some pretty heavy company,” he said. “Gene Autry was my hero. Dad would take us to see his movies. Gene Autry was just awesome. He was always the good guy who didn’t lie, steal or cheat. He was so considerate of other people. I was glad to find out that Gene Autry was just like that off the screen.” Past recipients Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and actors James Stewart, James Garner, Clint Eastwood and James Arness.