Lady Gaga will perform at this year’s Academy Awards show. No further details were made available in regards to what the pop singer will perform when the Oscars air February 22nd on ABC. Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine was also named a performer at the Oscars. The singer will perform “Lost Stars,” which was featured in the film Begin Again. The song is nominated for Best Original Song, and it was written by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois.
Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson, Anna Kendrick, John Legend, Common, and Rita Ora have recently been named as performers at the Oscars, too. Academy Awards‘ producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said the show will feature several musical sequences, and Hudson will perform one of them. Ora will perform “Grateful” from the film Beyond the Lights, and Legend and Common will perform “Glory” for the film Selma. Details regarding Kendrick’s performance have not been revealed.
Country star Tim McGraw will perform “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” as part of a tribute for Glen Campbell. Producers Zadan and Meron said they couldn’t think of anyone better artist than Tim McGraw to honor Campbell. The country legend is battling Alzheimer’s disease, since his diagnosis in 2011. The singer is currently living in an Alzheimer’s facility because his family could no longer give Campbell the care that needed at home. Campbell’s family requested McGraw to perform in honor of the country music icon. “Glen was always a fan of his music and Tim is sure to bring great emotional depth to the performance. We can’t wait to hear it live,” Campbell’s family said in a statement.
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” was co-written by Julian Raymond. Raymond told Rolling Stone magazine that he is happy the film and song are creating a new legacy for Glenn Campbell. “I feel so happy that this whole thing is creating a brand new legacy for him and getting some of those old songs heard,” Raymond said. Campbell’s wife, Kim Woolen, said the singer still laughs and he has not lost his sense of humor. “He’s always cheerful. He loves to laugh, and then it brings him joy that he’s made us laugh,” Woolen told People magazine. Campbell’s “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” is nominated for Best Original Song. The record was featured in the documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, a film which chronicled the singer’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease.