Glen Campbell recorded his final song in January 2013, two years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
The heart-wrenching song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” a somber song about having to leave his family and the painful reality of the disease.
One line of the lyrics include: “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.”
Sadly, the country legend, whose incredible career began in the 1960s, never got the chance to play it live in front of an audience because of the disease’s quick progression.
His son Shannon Campbell decided to honor his father in a beautiful way. Shannon performed and recorded it in the attic of Campbell’s home in Nashville and shared the video with the world on YouTube.
The beautiful tribute touched people across the globe, and many took the time to share their thoughts.
You can hear his Dad’s original version here.
Great tribute to an amazing talent. I’ve followed Glen since his studio days back in the early sixties. I can’t imagine what it must be like to not be able to play your music. He and his family as well as all of those who have Alzheimer need our prayers,” one user wrote.
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