Four-time Academy Award® nominee Jeff Bridges stars as the richly comic, semi-tragic romantic anti-hero Bad Blake in the debut feature film from writer-director Scott Cooper. Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean (Maggie Gyllenhall), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart.
Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack includes 16 songs from the film. A deluxe edition of the soundtrack featuring all 23 songs from the film, sequenced in their running order, is also available. The soundtrack was co-produced by 10-time Grammy® Award winner T Bone Burnett. Burnett, who co-produced the soundtrack with guitarist/songwriter Stephen Bruton, earned past Grammy Awards for his work on the 8-times Platinum release, O Brother Where Art Thou? and Platinum soundtrack to the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk The Line.
The film is dedicated to Bruton, a lifelong friend of Burnett who passed away in 2009. In a long and distinguished career, Bruton excelled as a musician, songwriter and producer. He played guitar with Kris Kristofferson since the early 70s, had songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash among others, and released five records as a solo artist, the last three for New West. Just before passing, Bruton was working on Crazy Heart both musically and in a consultation role for Bridges. Bruton was able to see the completion of the project before his death.
Renowned, Texas musician, Stephen Bruton had a long and distinguished career as a musician, songwriter and producer. He released five records as a solo artist, the last three for the New West Records label. As a lead guitar player Bruton was in high demand among legendary contemporaries including Kris Kristofferson and Bonnie Raitt. He recorded with Delbert McClinton, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Carly Simon, The Wallflowers, Sonny Landreth, Peter Case, Ray Wylie Hubbard and a slew of others. He produced records for Alejandro Escovedo, Marcia Ball and Jimmie Dale Gilmore to name a few. Bruton's songs have been widely covered as well, by artists including Raitt, Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Martina McBride and Patty Loveless.
Hold On You ( Performed by Jeff Bridges
Hello Trouble Performed by Buck Owens
My Baby’s Gone Performed by The Louvin Brothers
Somebody Else ( Performed by Jeff Bridges
I Don’t Know Performed by Ryan Bingham
Fallin’ & Flyin’ Performed by Jeff Bridges
I Don’t Know Performed by Jeff Bridges
Once A Gambler Performed By Lightnin’ Hopkins
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way Performed by Waylon Jennings
Fallin’ & Flyin’ Performed by Colin Farrell & Jeff Bridges
Gone, Gone, Gone ( Performed by Colin Farrell
If I Needed You Performed by Townes Van Zandt
Reflecting Light Performed by Sam Phillips
Live Forever Performed by Robert Duvall
Brand New Angel Performed by Jeff Bridges
The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart) Performed by Ryan Bingham