Glen Campbell Wins Grammy Award With 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You'

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Country music icon Glen Campbell has won his sixth Grammy on Sunday.  His song (apparently his last song recorded when he was still lucid) "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," a bittersweet tune Campbell co-wrote with Julian Raymond, won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song, beating out Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw (with Faith Hill) in the category.

"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" was written for Campbell's documentary, "I'll Be Me," which chronicles his battle against Alzheimer's. Upon news of Campbell's Grammy win, the singer's wife Kim Wooden reported that her husband is feeling "healthy, content and jovial."

"I'm so proud of him tonight," said Kim Campbell, accepting the gramophone on her husband's behalf. "It's been an amazing journey; he's been so courageous in bringing awareness to Alzheimer's and caregiving. Sadly, he can't be with us tonight because he is in the late stages of Alzheimer's, but he is healthy and cheerful. I know first and foremost he'd want to thank God for a great career and especially for the gift of music. Music, I really believe, kept him healthy for a longer period of time and enabled him to enjoy life while living with a debilitating brain disease. In honoring him, you are shining the light on his quest to make a difference."

"Cognitively, he's declined quite a bit," she said, according to People. "More and more every day. We just take each day at a time and make the most of it. It's a sad illness."

Fortunately, Wooden said her husband's sense of humor and talent for music helps their family cope with his illness.

"Glen had such a great comedic sense and attitude," the 55-year-old said. "Humor got us through. And music helped him experience joy as long as he could."





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