Billboard #1 Hits: #376: “Rhinestone Cowboy”- Glen Campbell. September 6, 1975. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Rhinestone Cowboy”- Glen Campbell
- Record Company- Capitol
- Genre: Country Pop
- Written by Larry Weiss
- Time: 3:15
- Album-Rhinestone Cowboy
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in country singles chart. #4 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada and Ireland.
“Rhinestone Cowboy” was first recorded a year earlier in 1974 by Larry Weiss who wrote it- but didn’t become a hit until Glen Campbell made it his signature song a year later. Weiss’s version got airplay in Australia where it peaked at #74- but luckily Campbell was touring in Australia at the time- heard the song and liked it and learned how to play it. When he got back to the states Campbell went to Capitol executive Al Coury’s offices and told him he found a great new song and wanted to record it. Campbell would be nominated for a couple Grammy Awards for “Rhinestone Cowboy.”