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Glen Campbell Documentary Named Peabody Award Finalist

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The documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me has received a prestigious honor. The film, which documents the country legend’s final tour and battle with Alzheimer’s, has been selected as one of 60 finalists for the Peabody Awards.

The Peabody Awards honor excellence in radio, television and other forms of electronic media. Of the 60 finalists, 30 winners will be selected to be honored at the 75th anniversary ceremony in New York on May 21.

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me was directed by James Keach, and the Peabody Award is not the only recognition the film has received. Earlier this year, the documentary won a Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. The album was released by Big Machine Label Group and produced by Julian Raymond, Big Machine’s VP of A&R.

“God Bless Glen Campbell. Thank you to the best music company in the world — Scott Borchetta and the Big Machine Label Group — for releasing and supporting the soundtrack. And to James Keach for making a masterpiece of a film,” Raymond said in his acceptance statement. “Love to my wife Dorrie and our son Max and daughter Ava. And finally to the Grammys for supporting Glen, his work and legacy for all these decades.”

In a recent interview, Campbell’s wife revealed that the legendary country singer has lost the ability to play guitar.

“He cannot play guitar anymore. I don’t even know if he knows what it’s for,” she tells Toronto newspaper The Star. “But our children come and play for him. It’s hard to tell if he’s responding to it much. Sometimes he’ll listen, and sometimes he’s distracted. He’s in his own world right now.”

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