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Ryan Bingham plays Letterman tonight

Monday, January 11, 2010 – Ryan Bingham will perform The Weary Kind from the "Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" tonight on David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.

The song is up for CMT's Favorite New Video with voting closing Jan. 14.

The movie has received much acclaim with Jeff Bridges starring as a country singer, who has seen better times. Bingham, who is also in the movie, has drawn positive press for his singing. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Duvall also are in the movie.

"Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (New West) and the deluxe edition of the soundtrack (featuring all 23 songs from the film, sequenced in their running order), will both be in stores on Jan. 19. The soundtrack was co-produced by 10-time Grammy Award winner T Bone Burnett.

Burnett co-composed the film's score with guitarist/songwriter Stephen Bruton, and co-wrote many of its original songs, including the pivotal track written throughout the film by Bridges' hard-living country singer, Bad Blake, The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart), written with acclaimed Texas singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham.

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Junky Star CD review - Junky Star
Ryan Bingham's name recognition took a quantum leap this year after his Academy Award win for Best Original Song with The Weary Kind. But fear not, the Texas troubadour hasn't gone Hollywood on his marvelous new album. There isn't a stylistic overhaul or big-name guests. The only slight change for his third full length is that T Bone Burnett replaced Marc Ford in the producer's chair. However, Burnett also co-helmed the "Crazy Heart" soundtrack, and their raw, organic »»»
Mescalito CD review - Mescalito
For a 25 year old, Ryan Bingham has an old soul. He sings about the aches and pains of life with a wisdom born from experiencing more of them than most. The songs cover territory that's been mined by Texas singer-songwriters for decades - dusty highways and dusty fields and the hard scrabble existence of the working poor. Bingham's own history - growing up poor, years spent on the rodeo circuit - lends an authenticity to his words and his prematurely worn voice that keeps those »»»
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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