The Oscars was filled with unforgettable performances from various artists, including our Country Boy Tim McGraw, who took the stage on Sunday evening, paying tribute to country legend Glen Campbell.
McGraw delivered a stunning and heartfelt version of Campbell’s final song, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” Campbell now suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, was unable to perform the Oscar nominated song. At the family’s request, they invited McGraw to perform the number that evening. Dressed in a sharp tuxedo with his signature cowboy hat, McGraw sang the song on a stool in the center of a simply lit stage.
“The family’s incredible, and the song is really special, and I’m honored to be here to do it,” said McGraw.
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” written by Glen Campbell and producer Julian Raymond is included in the sound track of “I’ll Be Me” a documentary which details Campbell’s life and last tour after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The song was awarded as Best Country Song at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Watch the unforgettable performance below:
Tex Ritter paved the way for Country Music recognition at the Oscars back in 1952, when he won Best Original Song for “The Battle of High Noon.”
Here are 7 other times when Country Music hit the Red Carpet at the Academy awards:
1. Dolly Parton received her first Oscar nod back in 1980 with her classic “Nine to Five.”
2.That same year Dolly’s pal Willie Nelson was also nominated for his iconic song “On The Road Again.”
3. In 1997 Trisha Yearwood’s “How Do I Live” which was on the Con Air soundtrack, received a nod.
4. Ryan Bingham and T. Bone Burnett captured the award in 2005 for the song “The Weary Kind” from the film Crazy Heart.
5. In 2006 Dolly Parton was nominated once again for “Travelin’ Thru” featured in the film TransAmerica.
6. Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Coming Home” from Country Strong scored a nomination in 2011.
7. And this year, Glen Campbell, the Rhinestone Cowboy scored a nomination for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” featured in his documentary titled Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me, based on his journey with his Alzheimer’s Disease. Will Country Music take home the Oscar this year? We’ll have to wait and see!