Glen Campbell’s new video for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” the last song he ever recorded, will put a lump in your throat.
As he revealed in 2011, the hit-making country elder is battling Alzheimer’s disease and is currently in an assisted living facility in Tennessee. Before making that move, he recorded a final album, Ghost on the Canvas, and embarked on a farewell tour. A documentary about his journey called Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me will be released on Oct. 24.
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” his last music video, serves as a heartbreaking farewell to his fans and, more importantly, to his loving family.
Filled with home movies and priceless memories, Campbell’s video reveals a private life that was truly blessed. His children and wife Kimberly take center stage as Campbell’s role as a father and husband suddenly comes into view. Famous friends like Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley, Jimmy Webb and Toby Keith also make appearances.
When the singer and guitar ace gently delivers the song’s hook — “I’m not gonna miss you” — it’s a wonder anyone in the room could even get through it. As sad as the situation is, that may be an important point: This disease is not how the Country Music Hall of Fame member wants to be remembered, and his music and beaming smile will live on.
Grab some tissues and make room in your heart for Glen Campbell’s final video, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.”