Glen Campbell‘s documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me will air on CNN later this year. The film chronicles the legendary country singer’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. “We look forward to having the Campbell’s brave story, unfortunately familiar to too many Americans. This partnership will guarantee that millions of people will have the opportunity to see our movie and understand just how important it is to both raise awareness, and find an end to Alzheimer’s disease,” the film’s producer, Trevor Albert, said. Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me will premiere on CNN in June, and it will re-air in November. The song from the film, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” was nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards show last night.
Country singer Tim McGraw performed “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” as a tribute to Campbell, who was unable to attend the awards show because of his health. Campbell’s wife, Kim, told Rolling Stone magazine she believes that doing music helped her husband slow down the early progressions of Alzheimer’s. “Music utilizes all of the brain, not just one little section of it. Everything’s firing all at once. It’s really stimulating and probably helped him plateau and not progress as quickly as he might have,” Kim said. She continued, “I could tell from his spirits that it was good for him. It made him really happy. It was good for the whole family to continue touring and to just keep living our lives. We hope it encourages other people to do the same.”
Glen Campbell’s career spans fifty years, and he has sold over forty-five million records. The singer has released more than seventy albums, and he won numerous awards including four Grammys in 1967. One of his most-known records is “Rhinestone Cowboy,” which was released in 1975. The song topped the Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart for three consecutive weeks. As a guitar player, Campbell has played on over sixty hit records, including songs for the iconic Frank Sinatra and the Beach Boys. The singer is also known for hosting a variety show entitled The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, which aired on CBS for four seasons. The variety show’s theme song was Glen Campbell’s hit record “Gentle on My Mind.” Campbell’s performed his last show on November 12, 2012; the show was a part of his Goodbye Tour. Three of Campbell’s children joined him on the farewell tour as his backup band.
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