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Campbell doc premieres in Nashville

Monday, April 7, 2014 – "Glenn Campbell...I'll Be Me," a documentary about the singer, will have its world premiere, at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival on April 18.

The movie was directed and produced by James Keach (producer of "Walk The Line") and produced by Trevor Albert ("Groundhog Day").

Winner of the Grammy for Lifetime Achievement and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Campbell was a country music star who crossed over to the pop charts with "Rhinestone Cowboy, "Wichita Lineman" and "Gentle on My Mind."

The film features Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gil, Jimmy Web, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Taylor Swift.

"Of all the movies I've ever made, this is the most special because of the characters, that's what the audience falls in love with no matter what the action in the film," Keach said. "In this case of the character of Glen Campbell, who was the original crossover musical genius, we have a man who is told to end his career and he does the opposite, inspiring the rest of us to live our lives in the moment and to be ourselves no matter what - with no shame. He's been down a rocky road, and he still has a smile on his face and a song in his heart. That's Glen. For him to ask me to tell his story was something I had to do, this tale potentially had so much sadness but in the end it's a triumph and aims to achieve Glen's dream to tell it like it is. As Glen says, 'I've laughed, and I've cried...it's a hell of a lot better to laugh'."

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British Live Performance CD review - British Live Performance
Glen Campbell was in fine voice for this 1990 Doncaster, England concert that features strong performances of many of his classic hits and some rare gems, but at times the collection feels a bit dated by the presence of unmemorable tracks from his current album at the time. Campbell's association with songwriter Jim Webb is celebrated nicely not only with megahits "Galveston," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "Wichita Lineman," but one of the highlights is a »»»
I'll Be Me Soundtrack CD review - I'll Be Me Soundtrack
In what will likely become the swansong to Glen Campbell's prolific 50-plus year career, "I'll Be Me" documents both the life and failing health of a man long considered an American icon. While Campbell's battle with Alzheimer's disease is well known, it's still difficult to witness the awful effects of a horrible disease that's effectively robbed him of his musical abilities, cognizance and ability to live life the way anyone of us would wish. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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