Glen Campbell’s ‘I’ll Be Me’ Documentary Is a Peabody Awards Finalist

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Veteran country music and committed Christian Glen Campbell's documentary film Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me has been selected as one of 60 finalists for the 2015 Peabody Awards. The Peabody Awards have honored excellence in radio, television and other forms of electronic media for 75 years. Peabody Awards winners will be honored on May 21 in New York City, during a ceremony hosted by actor / writer and former Peabody recipient Keegan-Michael Key, co-star of Comedy Central's Key and Peele; the event will air as a 90-minute special on June 6 at 8PM ET on Pivot. 

"It's a great way to get the message out there. [It's] definitely not what you think of when you think of a documentary about Alzheimer's," Campbell's daughter, Ashley Campbell, tells Rolling Stone Country. "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."

In addition to being a Peabody Awards finalist, Campbell's project has received much critical recognition: "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Campbell's final song, from I'll Be Me, earned an Academy Award nomination and won a Grammy for Best Country Song. The film's soundtrack won a Grammy as well, and the movie itself was awarded at the Nashville Film Festival.

Director James Keach followed Campbell on his farewell tour. The film centers on Campbell's struggles with Alzheimer's disease. During the filming, Campbell was sued by a Los Angeles production company which claimed that he had broken an agreement to film a documentary with them.The film had its television premiere on CNN on June 28, 2015.

Campbell turned 80 on 22 April 2016. On this occasion, Jimmy Webb, with whom Campbell had frequently collaborated, announced he would launch a special edition of his national touring show on 3 May 2016 called "Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years," at Nashville's City Winery In honor of Campbell's 80th birthday on Friday, April 22nd, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is hosting a screening of I'll Be Me.




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