Glen Campbell’s Final Song Earns Two Grammy Nominations
Glen Campbell is leaving his music career on a high note. His final song, 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You,' has been nominated for two Grammy awards.
Campbell co-wrote the song with Julian Raymond and included it on the soundtrack to the documentary film 'Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me,' which chronicles his Goodbye Tour as he struggles with Alzheimer's. The poignant song takes a look back at all of the things the disease is taking from him, but also reflects on the fact that he won't miss any of it as he descends into the final stages of the disease and can no longer remember the most important events and people in his life.
'I'm Not Gonna Miss You' is nominated for Best Country Song and Best Song Written for Visual Media, and the Band Perry's re-make of Campbell's 'Gentle on My Mind' -- which also appears on the soundtrack to the film -- scored them a nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
“We were ecstatic that the Recording Academy honored Glen with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 while he was still able to comprehend the love and appreciation of his peers. And now for them to honor him again with a nomination for a song he recorded while descending into the later stages of Alzheimer’s, there just aren’t enough words to express how blessed we feel,” Campbell's wife, Kim, says in a press release.
“This song tells the truth of what it’s like to lose your memory and yet be at peace with it. We are very proud of Glen and grateful for God’s grace," she continues. "We thank the Recording Academy for their love and for bringing attention to the plight of those who live with Alzheimer’s by recognizing this song."
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