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Ashley  Campbell

Ashley Campbell

Singer, Songwriter, Alzheimer’s Advocate & Daughter of Glen Campbell

Biography

Ashley Campbell, the youngest child of Kim Campbell and country music legend Glen Campbell, is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician. Ashley put her own career and life on hold when her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Her debut single, "Remembering,” a deeply personal reflection about her father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, was featured in the documentary, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me. The soundtrack for I’ll be Me, was honored with two Grammy awards. Celebrating the healing power of music, Ashley shares her family’s journey with Alzheimer’s, often integrating music and performance into her moving keynotes. Read More >

Ashley embraced music and performing at an early age. She went on to major in theater at Pepperdine University, regularly performing improv comedy at the Groundlings and Comedy Sportz theaters in Hollywood. When she was asked to learn the banjo for a role in Pepperdine’s Edinburgh Theater program, music began to take the wheel as both a passion and a career.

Shortly after graduation, Ashley joined her father on his Goodbye Tour, playing both banjo and keyboard. “I can't even put into words how priceless it was for me to be able to perform with my dad,” Ashley said. “I had the best seat in the house, being right there on stage with him every night. Watching him was the ultimate lesson in sharing joy and experiences through music.” She was at her father’s side until he eventually lost his battle with Alzheimer’s.

Since her father’s death in 2017, Ashley has dedicated her life to her musical career and to sharing the impact of her family’s journey with Alzheimer’s. Ashley often shares the stage with her mother, Kim, who founded CareLiving.com to assist those caring for loved ones with the disease. Ashley was also a strong support to her mother, Kim, who served as Glen’s primary caregiver. She reminds us of the importance of caring for the caregiver, those who are often times neglected.

In 2018, Ashley released her first album, The Lonely One, co-produced with her brother Cal on her own label. She continues to tour internationally with her band. With her guitar in hand and heart exposed, Ashley keeps her father’s memory and story alive. “Daddy don’t you worry, I’ll do the remembering." Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Remembering

Speech Topics

I’ll Do the Remembering: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s

One of the most touching original songs from singer, songwriter and musician Ashley Campbell, “Remembering,” was a way to comfort her dad, music legend Glen Campbell when words no longer could. Like for so many caregivers, Ashley experienced a role reversal as she became her parent’s parent. Through home videos, clips from the documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, and heartfelt performances of legendary songs such as “Gentle on My Mind,” “Wichita Lineman,” and her own, “Remembering,” Ashley brings her father’s emotional and inspirational story to life. Not just paying tribute, but paying it forward to all who love, or who have loved, someone with Alzheimer’s. Ashley remains committed to remembering her late father, Glen, and sharing the private side of their very public journey with Alzheimer’s. “We can talk until you can’t even remember my name. Daddy, don’t you worry, I’ll do the remembering.”

The Healing Power of Music

Music is feeling. It is a completely different language. It reaches the depths of the soul and is processed by our brains in a much deeper way. Ashley Campbell saw this firsthand, touring with her father, Glen, as he persevered through the later stages of Alzheimer’s. In this inspiring presentation, Ashley shares how music enabled her father to preserve intellectual functioning longer than his doctors ever expected. How, even in the most advanced and immobilizing stages of the disease, a favorite song would find him tapping his toes. She also shares the findings of the Kim & Glen Campbell Foundation, whose mission is to advance "music as medicine" not only for Alzheimer’s, but to alleviate depression, reduce stress, and improve the quality of life for people with cognitive impairment, as well as their caregivers. Combining personal stories, science, and live performance, Ashley make a moving — and highly entertaining — case for the healing power of music.