Sunday, October 19, 2014

Glen Campbell I'll Be Me - Review and Giveaway


 

Music has played a huge part in my life. My Dad can sing and play the guitar. When I was very young he was in a band, I remember going to see him play. He was and still my favorite musician. However, he also introduced me to some pretty good music. In fact while growing up his music was my music. One of the artists he introduced me to as a child was Glen Campbell. We didn't have DVD players in the car, or personal game consoles to keep us entertained in the car so we would listen to music or sing along as we traveled - which we did a lot.

This afternoon I shared a little of that with my husband and kids. I was sent a preview copy of "Glen Campbell I'll Be Me" which will be hitting theaters this fall. It was a walk down memory lane for me listening to many of my favorite Glen Campbell songs, but that's a little ironic because that's exactly what Glen Campbell has lost - his memories.


In 2011, when Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he joined forces with his family to fight the biggest battle of his life. Glen and his wife, Kim, made history by going public with the diagnosis – the first time a major American celebrity would share this experience with the world. The Campbell family then embarked on a short “Goodbye Tour,” but the three-week engagement turned into an emotional and triumphant 151-show nationwide tour de force.  

This epic human drama about the undying bond between Glen and Kim, and their unwavering caring for each other, chronicles a story of love, resilience and the power of song. 

GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME is the true tale of how America’s greatest country star would not give up his music or his family, against all odds.

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 Taylor Swift 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 on a star spangled voyage spanning the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl.

I really enjoyed this documentary. It was nice seeing the love that everyone who works with Glen Campbell has for him. My daughter thought it was really cool to see Taylor Swift introducing Glen Campbell for his Life Time achievement award.

You can win the 5 song EP soundtrack from this new movie by entering my giveaway link below - and relive some of your memories - or make some new ones!






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4 comments:

  1. I love his song Rhinestone Cowboy. Isn't it amazing the impact music makes in our lives?

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  2. Going to Bay Beach Amusement Park with my family.

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  3. Alzheimer's is such a sad disease but what a great way for him and his family to bond and cope. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I did not know that Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's...a very sad disease. I think it's also sad to name your last tour the 'Goodbye Tour.'

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