Glen Campbell’s Farewell Song- “I’m Not Going To Miss You”

Not being able to play guitar any more… That’s what  guitar great Glen Campbell has to face. And in this video entitled “I’m Not Going To Miss You” we get to see some photos of the old days when he was one of music’s guitar greats-  to the condition he was in last year when he made this video.

No guitar playing of course, and his voice sounds auto tuned.. yet the message has spread across the internet like wildfire, being picked up by major news networks such as CNN…

 

“Glen Campbell releases his final song and video He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011 Some of his biggest hits are “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Wichita Lineman” Campbell was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005

 (CNN) — Even if you’ve never been a fan of Glen Campbell, this one’s certain to tug at your heartstrings. The Country Music Hall of Fame member, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, is out with the video for the final song he’ll ever record — “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” It was recorded in 2013 with producer Julian Raymond.

“I’m still here but yet I’m gone/ I don’t play guitar or sing my songs,” the tune begins as it details his struggles with the disease.

 The poignant music video that accompanies it spans Campbell’s career. It contrasts Campbell singing in the studio with home video and clips from throughout his career. There are even images of doctors discussing his brain scans with him.

 Because of the progression of the disease, the 78-year-old Campbell was admitted to a special care facility in Nashville in April.

In 2012: Glenn Campbell talks about Grammys, living with Alzheimers

“Sadly, Glen’s condition has progressed enough that we were no longer able to keep him at home,” Campbell’s family said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “He is getting fantastic care and we get to see him every day. Our family wants to thank everyone for their continued prayers, love and support.”

Campbell, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and is best known for his hits like “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Wichita Lineman,” took his Alzheimer’s in stride.”  more here

 

Yes, we’ve known Glen Campbell for his television shows, hit hits songs and such… Some (at least not all) of his guitar playing may have been overshadowed just a little? I don’t think however, Glen would change a thing. Prayers go out to him and his family from all of us here at Acoustic Guitar Videos.

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