The 2015 Grammy Awards

The experience of attending this year’s Grammy Awards was amazing.  Ashley and I stayed in Malibu with our good friend Jane Seymour, one of the Executive Producer’s of our film, who continues to open her heart to us.  Jane graciously lent me a beautiful custom made black beaded vintage Escada gown and a few pieces from her Open Heart Jewelry collection. Ashley wore a striped dress by Alice and Olivia and Jane wore a metallic bandage dress that she was excited about because she thought it resembled the grooves in a vinyl record.

Our son Cal, and Jane’s son Johnny, met us at the house. We had to leave Malibu by 10:30AM to get to the Staples Center by 12:00PM for the pre-ceremony where the off-camera awards were to be presented.  Shannon met us there.  (BTW – Thanks to our Director/Producer, James Keach, for providing two of our tickets!  These seats are impossible to get!) Glen’s song, “I’m Not Gonna’ Miss You,” was up for Best Song Written for Visual Media and Best Country Song.

When they announced “Let it Go” from the film Frozen as the winner of the Visual Media category, I prepared myself for not winning the next category as well. I was completely surprised and delighted to hear them announce Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You!” It was so surreal. It was like I didn’t really hear it until Jane said, “He won! Run!”  So, I stood up and made for the aisle. It was all a blur. I hugged Ashley, who was sitting at the end of the row and then I took off toward the stage where Julian Raymond was waiting to help me up the steps to the podium.

It was dreamlike being up onstage and facing all those people in such a large room. You only have seconds to thank everyone you can think of so I did the best I could.  I was just so excited for Glen!

After the show we met up with more of our family at the Big Machine Label Group afterparty.

As Seen in Variety from left to right: James Keach, Ashley Campbell, Kim Campbell, Jane Seymour, Shannon Campbell, Cal Campbell, Stanley Schneider, and Chance Paul McCoy.


Also joining us to celebrate that night were Alex Campbell, our grandson Trevor Campbell, our granddaughter Brittany Campbell and her boyfriend Joey Quick.

The Beginning

My name is Kim.  

My husband, Glen Campbell, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011 before he was set to embark on a short farewell tour to promote his last album, Ghost on the Canvas. With our children by our side, what was supposed to be a few concerts turned into a 151-show world tour and a feature-length documentary, Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me.

It was Glen’s hope that living so openly with Alzheimer’s would help de-stigmatize the disease.  Glen showed the world that Alzheimer's is nothing to be embarrassed about.  You just need to let people know that you will need some support and understanding.  If you have that, you can continue to live your life even if the odds are not in your favor.

Now that he's done all he can, I want to do all I can. 

Everywhere I go, people that have seen our film tell me that we are telling their story too.  

It is my hope that, one day, people will also think about the wellbeing of the caregiver.In sharing my experiences and thoughts, I hope to educate other caregivers about the resources available to them as they navigate their journey.  I want to share the ways I have found to cope with the daily challenges of Alzheimer’s care. These include maintaining a sense of humor, building a close-knit care team, staying active and healthy, and above all, trusting in God.  Furthermore, I aim to de-stigmatize long-term care, and introduce people to modern memory support communities. These communities offer safety, quality of life, and around the clock medical care to residents while providing peace of mind and respite to their families.

I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you!