On October 24, 2014, the story of music legend of Glen Campbell will be told through the movie “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.” It will showcase his life, music, and accomplishing a 151 city farewell tour to music fans while battling Alzheimer’s disease.
The film features a wide variety of folks in multiple genres. You’ll see Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb (who has written quite a few of Campbell’s greatest hits), Blake Shelton, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Edge, Paul McCartney, and more.
“Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” is directed by James Keach and produced by Trevor Albert and James Keach.
One of the stops on that large tour was Renfro Valley Entertainment Center in September 2011. (Read review here.) I was there and it was bittersweet seeing him play. It was early in that tour and he was just beginning to show the signs of Alzheimer’s. Even though he had to have the words in front of him, the one thing that floored me the most is that he never forgot how to elegantly play the guitar. It was therapeutic to watch him play. At the end of the show, he did two songs for the encore with the last being “A Better Place.”
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.