Glen Campbell's "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" was nominated for best song. Tonight was my first time hearing it, in the deft hands of Tim McGraw, but I'm going to post a video of Glen Campbell singing it.
I was sobbing after I heard it on the telecast and even more so when I heard it in his own voice.
This powerful song is about his realization he would eventually succumb to Alzheimer's disease and is an I love you and goodbye to his wife and children.
Both of my parents are currently living with the disease, and my father's parents and my mother's aunt both passed away while suffering its effects. In a word, Alzheimer's is terrifying. Knowing there's every chance I'll develop it as I age and having four siblings all with a 10+ year age gap from me who are likely to suffer from it too is something that weighs on my mind.