Glen Campbell has won the Best Country Song Grammy Award for his final song, “I'm Not Gonna Miss You,” featured prominently in the documentary “Glen Campbell…I'll Be Me” and an Oscar nominee for Best Original Song. Could he rain on Common and John Legend's “Selma” parade? It's possible.
As I've mentioned a couple of times, there is a real opportunity for the Academy to send Campbell – currently battling Alzheimer's disease – into the sunset with a tip of the cap for a song that, quite frankly, might be the most meaningful and emotional of the nominees. Tim McGraw was recently tapped to perform the track on the 87th annual Academy Awards, and it's worth noting, too, that this is the first time in a while that all the nominated songs will be performed on the show.
Other nominees in the Best Original Song Oscar category include the aforementioned “Glory” from “Selma,” “Everything is Awesome” from “The LEGO Movie,” “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again” and “Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights.” The only film with at least one other nomination besides is “Selma,” so it's in a strong position, but again, watch out for Campbell's soulful ditty. It's a powerhouse.
Campbell beat out Kenny Chesney's “American Kids,” Miranda Lambert's “Automatic,” McGraw and Faith Hill's “Meanwhile Back at Mama's” and Eric Church's “Give Me Back My Hometown.” It lost the Best Song in Visual Media Award, however, to “Frozen's” “Let It Go” (which incidentally won the Oscar last year).
Keep track of the Grammy winners as they are announced here.