Glen Campbell is celebrating the holidays in Nashville. The music icon and his family have much to be thankful for with so many achievements in 2014. The Campbell’s welcomed the world into their home this year, revealing Glen’s battle with Alzheimer’s through the critically-acclaimed documentary GLEN CAMPBELL: I’LL BE ME. Released in October to theaters across the country, the film recently earned a Critics’ Choice nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
The documentary captures Glen’s final recorded song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” which recently qualified to be a potential Oscar nominee in the category of Best Original Song. With a mere handful of piano chords, then a swell of harmonies, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” opens into the poignant, yet clear-eyed revelation of the things Alzheimer’s steals. Almost lumbering through the melody, Campbell’s weathered tenor confesses the painful truths of what is lost, the cost – and the reality that it will all be lost to him, the man who can’t remember. Pedal steel weeps, strings bathe the melody that rises against drums and an electric guitar that mirrors the unbreakable passage of life and time.
Members of the Recording Academy have recognized Campbell once again by nominating “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” for Best Country Song and Best Song Written for Visual Media at the upcoming GRAMMY awards. The music video for the song has garnered millions of views and helped put Glen back on the Billboard charts after a 21-year hiatus.