After months of ongoing media coverage, millions of views of his music video and a remarkable ranking on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, music icon Glen Campbell was recognized with not one, not two, but THREE GRAMMY Award nominations. The nominations were all in association with the music from the soundtrack EP in connection with the documentary, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Mine, which has received rave reviews. The documentary was released on September 30th by Big Machine Records, the label home to other 2015 GRAMMY nominees Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and The Band Perry. Click here to view the video for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.”
The final recording of Glen’s, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” has earned him two nominations, one for Best Country Song and the other for Best Song Written for Visual Media. The tune was written with Julian Raymond specifically for Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. Also produced by Raymond, the song was recorded in the Los Angeles-based Sunset Sound Factory and East West Recording Studios.
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” opens into the emotional, yet all too clear revelation of the things Alzheimer’s steals. You can get the feeling through the melody; Glen’s weathered tenor confession of the painful truths of what is lost, the cost and the reality that it will all be lost to him someday. “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. 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,” added Kim.
“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,” says Kim Campbell, Glen’s wife, who is featured prominently in the film while she cares for the star in his weakest moments.
Also following Glen’s GRAMMY nominations, preceding nominees The Band Perry landed a nomination of their own in the category of Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their extraordinary cover of Glen’s “Gentle On My Mind,” which can also be found on the film’s soundtrack EP.
The film is an epic human drama that takes an intimate look into the man and his music throughout Glen’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. Telling the story of love, laughter, persistence and power of song, this film shows how against all odds, one of America’s greatest country stars will not give up. Glen Campbell, I’ll Be Me Earns opened in theaters on October 24.
If you have not already seen this extraordinary fill you can watch the trailer at http://glencampbellmovie.com/