Ashley Campbell, Toby Keith and Dwight Yoakam will represent country in an all-star tribute to Grammy-winning hit-maker Jimmy Webb on May 3 at Carnegie Hall in New York.
A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb will feature additional performances by Amy Grant, Art Garfunkel, Billy Davis, Jr., Johnny Rivers, Judy Collins, Marilyn McCoo of Fifth Dimension and Webb himself.
Proceeds from the night will support the Alzheimer’s Foundation in honor of his friend, Glen Campbell. Webb is behind some of Campbell’s biggest hits including “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” among others. He also composed “Highwayman,” the 1985 Grammy-winner for Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.
Considered one of America’s greatest songwriters, Webb’s impact on music is immeasurable. Elvis Presley, The Surpremes, Dionne Warwick, Donna Summer, Joe Cocker, Frank Sinatra, Isaac Hayes, Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon and Barbra Streisand have all recorded his music.
Webb is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was a recipient of the ACM’s Poet’s Award in August 2016. Webb is also a member of ASCAP’s board of directors and more than 50 years into his career, he still performs regularly.
A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb follows the April 18 release of his new memoir The Cake and The Rain and coincides with upcoming the 50th anniversary of “Wichita Lineman.”