“It Took Guts,” Says Tim McGraw

He Calls Glen Campbell Song a Heroic Legacy

Tim McGraw thinks it took guts for Glen Campbell to open up about his health struggles.

But, then again, it took guts for McGraw to do what he did when he performed Campbell’s “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” at the recent Academy Awards.

“I realized I did everything I could to be as exposed as possible,” he said. “I was on a high wire without a net.”

That’s what McGraw told USA Today about his few minutes on that Academy Awards stage.

“I could not have done anything more to make myself as naked as possible in front of all these people,” he said. “I put myself in a position where I had to be dead-on perfect.”

McGraw says it was an honor to sing the song about Alzheimer’s disease and represent Campbell’s family.

“This is Glen Campbell’s most heroic legacy, the best legacy he could ever leave the world,” McGraw said. “How he’s put a spotlight on Alzheimer’s, it took a lot of guts to do that.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.