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Movie soundtrack, Blue Highway offer new CDs

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 – A soundtrack to a well-received movie and an anniversary collection with new tracks from a stellar bluegrass band are the key releases today.

Crazy Heart," the movie starring Jeff Bridges as a down-and-out country singer, has a soundtrack produced by T Bone Burnett, the brains behind the "O Brother" soundtrack. Bridges sings 6 of the 16 songs. Ryan Bingham, the New Mexico- rootsy singer, sings the theme song in the movie, The Weary Kind.

Blue Highway has been around for 15 years and commemorates as much with "Some Day: The Fifteenth Anniversary Collection." The set also contains 3 new songs. The quintet still consists of Tim Stafford (guitar), Wayne Taylor (bass), Shawn Lane (mandolin), Rob Ickes (Dobro) and Jason Burleson (banjo).

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