Country superstar, Tim McGraw, took the stage while applause roared across Hollywood's Dolby Theater during the 2015 Academy Awards. With sudden silence, he began his heartfelt performance of the legendary Glen Campbell's final song, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You", which was featured on the documentary, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me. The song was nominated for an Oscar, but lost out to Selma's "Glory". It did win the Grammy for Best Country Song though - rightly deserved.
The country love song, a letter of love to his family, was written by both Campbell and Julian Raymond during the early stages of Alzheimer's. With a tune such as this and with how well McGraw paid tribute to this classic country artist, there had to not have been a dry eye in the audience. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2011, Campbell was unable to attend The Academy Awards and unfortunately, doesn't have the ability to understand that his emotional song was nominated.
McGraw, clad in a crisp tuxedo and cowboy hat, was the single presence on the dark stage, lit by dozens of bright bulbs. His performance was absolutely stunning, bringing everyone to their feet with an extended applause. Eyes were glazed over with unshed tears by Hollywood's elite. Campbell's wife and daughter had the biggest smiles on their faces, knowing that McGraw honored their husband and father very, very well.
Check out this dazzling Youtube country music video and rendition of I'm Not Gonna Miss You that everyone is talking about. We dare y'all not to shed a tear.
I'm still here, but yet I'm gone
I don't play guitar or sing my songs
They never defined who I am
The man that loves you 'til the end
You're the last person I will love
You're the last face I will recall
And best of all, I'm not gonna miss you
Not gonna miss you
I'm never gonna hold you like I did
Or say I love you to the kids
You're never gonna see it in my eyes
It's not gonna hurt me when you cry
I'm never gonna know what you go through
All the things I say or do
All the hurt and all the pain
One thing selfishly remains
I'm not gonna miss you
I'm not gonna miss you
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