After country crooner Glen Campbell retired from the music scene because of his Alzheimer's disease, a documentary movie GLEN CAMPBELL...I'LL BE ME will be released soon. The movie captures the undying bond between Campbell and his wife Kim, their family, and the power of music as he embarked on a 151-date "Goodbye Tour." The film is directed and produced by James Keach (producer of Walk The Line) and produced by Trevor Albert (Groundhog Day) and will open in New York, New Jersey, Nashville, Little Rock and Fayetteville, AR on October 24, followed by a national release to more than 50 cities.
"I know God is always with us, and God allows things to happen for whatever reasons we don't understand His ways. God is always what has given me strength to face each day. I'm just trusting Him for the rest of our journey. The Bible says that a merry heart works like a good medicine. And bitterness is like dryness to the bones. So, it's just healthy all the way around to keep a merry heart. You'll be healthy not just to fight Alzheimer's, but to fight anything you're up against if you keep a good sense of humor." - Kim Campbell
"We were raised in a very religious household. My parents are both very strong believers. Like, every time I would go out of the house, he'd say something along the lines of, 'You be good, and honor the Lord.'" -Ashley Campbell
"Some days I'm so confused, Lord. My past gets in my way. I need the ones I love, Lord." -Glen Campbell
The film features those who know and love Glen, including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and The Band Perry among many others. Rare vintage footage and extraordinary new performances of Glen's most beloved hits immerse this moving cinematic account in the overwhelming talent of this humble family man. With joy and a tireless sense of humor, Glen and his family live each moment in the present while preparing for the future, all while playing their music to sold out venues spanning the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl.
The movie release brings the much-deserved attention to National Alzheimer's Awareness Month in November as more than five million American's suffer from Alzheimer's. Campbell's wife, Kim, and their children - daughter Ashley and sons Cal and Shannon - know firsthand what caregivers and family members encounter as their loved one is affected by this diagnosis.
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