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O Brother, now what for country music? (May 2002)
The success of the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack cannot be denied. After all, since its release in December 2000, the soundtrack with folks like Alison Krauss and Ralph Stanley supplying the music to the well-received Coen Brothers film has amassed sales of about 5 million copies. The soundtrack topped the Billboard country album charts for weeks and at one point was the best selling album in the country, any genre. Not to mention five Grammys including best album for any category... more
The drive behind and effect of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (Mar 2002)
AUSTIN, TX - To say that the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack has been a huge success would be a great understatement. Not only did the compilation take home a Grammy, an International Bluegrass Musican Association award and a CMA award (all for Album of the Year), but it has sold over 4 million copies and sparked the creation of the Down from the Mountain concert tour, documentary and soundtrack as well as the comparable "O Sister" and "Blue Trail of Sorrow" compilations on Rounder.... more
O Brother! may be numero uno, but don't tell that to country radio (Mar 2001)
There are many great unsolved mysteries. A good contemporary puzzler is the recently released soundtrack for the new Coen brothers film, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" The film, loosely based on The Odyssey and starring George Clooney and John Turturro, is currently in broad but somewhat limited release, and the soundtrack is an eclectic mixture of traditional bluegrass, gospel and post-modern revisionism, featuring Ralph Stanley, Norman Blake, John Hartford, Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris. On paper, this album is as doomed as Elizabeth Taylor's first marriage.... more