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Released in 1970, “Try a Little Kindness” represents one of country singer Glen Campbell’s greatest hits. With the help of songwriters Curt Sapaugh and Bobby Austin, Campbell managed to produce a single and an album of the same name that resonated with listeners in the U.S. and around the world. “Try a Little Kindness” even topped the charts in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada during the early 1970s.
The song’s simple message promoted peace and brotherly love at a time when the Vietnam War was raging and poverty was widespread. Inspiring and touching, “Try a Little Kindness” encouraged individuals to be generous to others whether or not they were deserving of it. The definition of kindness, according to Campbell’s song, is being nice to everyone you meet—a definition that has arguably stood the test of time and is still applicable.
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Lambert, A. (2018, September 20). Glen Campbell reminds us that we should "Try a little kindness". Country Thang Daily. https://www.countrythangdaily.com/glen-campbell-kindness/