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Jeff Bridges to release self-titled album in August

May 25, 2011

 Actor Jeff Bridges poses during a photocall to promote the movie ‘True Grit’ at the 61st Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 10, 2011. — Reuters pic Actor Jeff Bridges poses during a photocall to promote the movie ‘True Grit’ at the 61st Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 10, 2011. — Reuters pic

The album is being produced by Bridges “Crazy Heart” collaborator, T Bone Burnett, and features material by several songwriters as well as Bridges’ own compositions.

Bridges, 61, told Reuters last fall that “Crazy Heart”, which won him a best actor Oscar playing a washed-up musician, led him to the creation of the album.

“I’ve gotten into my music a lot and I think that’s a direct result of ‘Crazy Heart’,” he said.

“Jeff Bridges” features such songwriters as Burnett, Stephen Bruton, John Goodwin, Greg Brown and Thomas Cobb.

Bridges himself wrote or co-wrote four out of the 11 songs on the album. Roseanne Cash, Ryan Bingham, Sam Phillips and Benji Hughes appear as guest vocalists.

Bridges and Burnett first met in 1980 and worked together on the 1998 film “The Big Lebowski”. Burnett co-wrote several of songs for “Crazy Heart” included “The Weary Kind”, which won the Oscar last year for best original song. — Reuters 

 

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