Tim McGraw Headed to the Oscars for Glen Campbell Tribute
Tim McGraw will perform "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" as a tribute to the Oscar-nominated Glen Campbell at the 87th Oscars. The song appears in the documentary Glen Campbell… I'll Be Me, which follows its famous subject (he contributed to many classic '60s pop records in addition to building a solo career in country music) as he struggles with Alzheimer's.
The producers of the Oscars, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, are excited that McGraw is stepping up to the plate. "We couldn't think of anyone better than Tim McGraw to properly celebrate Oscar nominee Glen Campbell," they said in a statement. "Tim is the consummate country artist and will bring a bit of Nashville to the Oscars stage." McGraw added that he's "honored to be asked to sing this powerful song from one of the true legends of the music industry."
"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" is nominated in the best original song category. It's facing stiff competition: "Everything Is Awesome" (The Lego Movie), "Glory" (Selma), "Grateful" (Beyond the Lights), and "Lost Stars" (Begin Again).
The Oscars take place on Sunday, Feb 22.