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Sun Jun 28, 2015, 10:54 AM

Glen Campbell's Daughter Ashley Details Dad's Declining Health

Glen Campbell's Daughter Ashley Details Dad's Declining Health



http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/glen-campbells-daughter-ashley-details-dads-declining-health-20150626

On Sunday, June 28th at 9:00 p.m. ET, CNN will exclusively broadcast the profoundly moving documentary film, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, a revealing look back at the phenomenal career of Campbell, who went from in-demand L.A. session guitarist to pop-country superstar around the world thanks to such iconic hits as "Gentle on My Mind," "Galveston" and "Rhinestone Cowboy." Among his fellow performers who comment on Campbell's influence are Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Brad Paisley, John Carter Cash, Sheryl Crow, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and U2 guitarist The Edge. Campbell's final recording, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," won a Grammy for Best Country Song earlier this year. Campbell and the song's co-writer, Julian Raymond, were also nominated for an Oscar for the emotional tune.

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me is a heartbreaking but celebratory document of the musician's final album and his Goodbye Tour, which expanded from a five-week trek to 151 sold-out shows in an 18-month period, yet at its core, the film bravely details the Campbell family's coming to grip with the Alzheimer's diagnosis, as the performer's children, including Ashley, Shannon and Cal, who were members of his touring band, rally together in support of their dad, just as the Country Music Hall of Fame member's fans and friends have done, especially since his diagnosis was first revealed.

"It's a great way to get the message out there," Campbell's daughter, Ashley Campbell, tells Rolling Stone Country of I'll Be Me. "The film is definitely not what you think of when you think of a documentary about Alzheimer's. I think the beauty of it is that my dad is such a personable person. He's so charismatic and funny and just real, and it really shines through in this film. He puts a real human face on this disease that a lot of people are dealing with that we don't really hear about it a lot in the media. That's the conversation we're hoping to start, that it's real and it happens to people we love and that we need to personalize it."

Included in the film is a historic stop in Washington, D.C., during which the Campbell family testified before Congress, lobbying members for more research funding for a cure and meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Jun 28, 2015, 11:14 AM

1. I have great sympathy for this man and his family.

I'm not so sure a rosy image is a realistic depiction of Alzheimer's as anyone who has seen the end stage of it will attest.

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Sun Jun 28, 2015, 11:15 AM

2. I saw the movie in theaters and it is amazing. Worth the watch! nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 28, 2015, 11:38 AM

3. Ditto! It was great. Very moving! nt

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