Glen Campbell’s song ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ has been nominated for the Best Original Song. However, the music icon is suffering from Alzheimer's and it looks that he will not be able to attend Oscars this Sunday because he is too sick.
Glen Campbell could win his first ever Academy Award if this Sunday his song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” wins the Oscar for Best Original Song. However even if he wins he will not be present to celebrate his first Academy award as he is too sick with Alzheimer’s disease.
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Campbell had written this song with producer Julian Raymond and is from Campbell’s 2014 documentary “Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me” and has been written for his family. The renowned singer and guitar player is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease and that is why he cannot travel to the ceremony. He lives in a Nashville Alzheimer’s care facility and his wife and children will be travelling to Los Angeles to attend in his place.
However in place of Glen Campbell at the Oscars it will be the country star Tim McGraw that will sing Campbell’s song. Tim McGraw rehearsed his own deeply emotional version of Campbell’s nominated song ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ on Friday Night and left everyone shocked with his outstanding performance, according to USAToday.
McGraw on Friday wore all black with a large black cowboy hat, a black shirt and black jeans. McGraw was so deeply involved in the song that bystanders were seen wiping tears from their eyes during the performance. McGraw sang the song 4 times and told the producers that Campbell’s songs are not easy to sing and are a cut above for everyone.
Glen Campbell’s daughter Ashley states that due to the Alzheimer’s disease she cannot have a typical conversation with her father but she is able to speak to him through music and music is the only thing that connects them. She explained in an interview that when you sit next to him and play a guitar in front of him it really reaches him and that is why she tries doing that as often as she can.
Campbell’s 28 year daughter said that it’s very hard to watch her father suffer from the Alzheimer’s disease but she has promised to carry on his legacy with her own music career. She revealed that she will be signing a record deal and will even record an album this year.
Campbell’s daughter also sings an original called ‘Remembering’ and a cover of ‘Home Again’ on the soundtrack from the documentary about his life. Ashley will be attending the Oscars with her mother and brothers.
Moreover Campbell’s song has recently even won the Grammy for the best country song earlier this month which appears on the documentary’s five song soundtrack. The other nominees included in the Best Original Song Oscar category are ‘Everything is Awesome’ from ‘The Lego Movie’, ‘Grateful’ from ‘Beyond the Lights’, ‘Glory’ from ‘Selma’ and ‘Lost Stars’ from ‘Begin Again’.
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The 87th annual Academy Awards are going to be held this Sunday night, so do not miss out the action.