Kim Campbell grew up on the coast of North Carolina. After graduating with a BFA in Dance from East Carolina University, she moved to New York and began dancing at Radio City Music Hall with the Rockettes. It was during this time that she met and fell in love with country/pop artist Glen Campbell. After a whirlwind romance, they were married (1982) and planted their roots in Phoenix, Arizona.
With God’s help and tough love, Kim helped Glen overcome his addictions to alcohol and cocaine. The couple dedicated themselves to serving the Lord and instilling their unyielding faith in their three children - Cal, Shannon, and Ashley. In 2005, Kim and Glen moved to Malibu, California to be close to their children, all musicians following in their father’s footsteps. From there, Kim attended UCLA Extension pursing a certificate in Interior Design, while her husband continued to entertain and amaze the world with his musical prowess.
In 2011, when Glen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Kim stood by her husband through the tumultuous sea of adversity that accompanies this cruel disease. Kim, Glen and their children courageously decided to share his battle with the disease by inviting filmmakers James Keach and Trevor Albert to document Glen's Goodbye Tour. Kim remained by Glen’s side every step of the way for what turned out to be an extensive, 151-show world tour culminating in the award-winning documentary, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me.
In 2013, Kim and Glen made the move to Nashville, Tennessee. Kim now focuses on spending quality time with Glen at his memory support community and raising awareness for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers. She and Glen have been married 33 years.
Kim is a Co-founder of the I’ll Be Me Alzheimer’s Fund. She is a member of the Patient/Caregiver Advisory Council for the Alzheimer's and Dementia Patient/Caregiver Powered Research Network (AD-PCPRN), and sits on the board of Abe’s Garden, a memory care community dedicated to providing and elevating the quality of the full spectrum of memory care for those with Alzheimer’s in association with the Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging (ACQA).
Kim is also an honorary faculty member of the Erickson School, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, which is dedicated to connecting the brainpower of a leading research university with the practical expertise and knowledge of aging services leaders nationwide.
Kim’s many accolades include:
2015 Ballington and Maud Booth Award – Volunteers Of America
2015 Caregiver Leadership Award - Alzheimer’s Association New York City Chapter
2014 Music Has Power Award - IMNF (Institute for Music and Neurologic Function)
2014 Senator William Proxmire Award - Integrace
2014 Humanism in Medicine Award - Arnold P. Gold Foundation
2014 Glen Campbell Courage Award - A Night at Sardies; Alzheimer’s Association
2013 AFAR Award of Distinction – American Federation for Aging Research
2012 Open Hearts Award – Open Hearts Foundation