February 23rd, 2010
Elton John Jams With T Bone, Jeff Bridges & Ryan Bingham
At a recent celebration for the film Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges, Ryan Bingham and T Bone performed several of the film’s featured tunes before a star-studded crowd in Los Angeles. When introducing the last song, Bridges asked if “Mr. John” was in the house. The crowd went wild when none other than Sir Elton John took the stage to add his inimitable piano stylings to “I Don’t Know.” Click Here to watch the clip.
February 2nd, 2010
T Bone & Ryan Bingham Nominated For An Academy Award
T Bone and Ryan Bingham have been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Song for “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart”). This is T Bone’s second Oscar nomination — having received the honor in 2004 for writing “The Scarlet Tide” from the film, Cold Mountain — and Ryan’s first such recognition. Crazy Heart also garnered a Best Actor nomination for Jeff Bridges and a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Maggie Gyllenhaal. The 82nd annual Academy Awards air live March 7th on ABC.
Go here for the full list of 82nd annual Academy Award nominees.
January 21st, 2010
T Bone Nominated For A BAFTA Award
T Bone and Crazy Heart collaborator Stephen Bruton have been nominated by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for the Anthony Asquith Award For Film Music. This is T Bone’s second nomination in this category, having won the award in 2004 for his work on Cold Mountain. The BAFTA ceremony takes place February 21 in London, England.
January 19th, 2010
Crazy Heart Soundtrack Out Today
The Crazy Heart soundtrack album is out today, and is available immediately on Amazon or iTunes, or at any retail outlet where music is available. The limited deluxe edition features 23 songs, including “The Weary Kind,” for which T Bone and co-writer Ryan Bingham received a Golden Globe and other honors this past weekend. There is also a 16-track edition of the soundtrack.
January 17th, 2010
T Bone & Ryan Bingham Win A Golden Globe
T Bone Burnett & Ryan Bingham were awarded a Golden Globe in the category of Best Original Song for “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart. T Bone accepted for both songwriters during the worldwide television broadcast. Others nominated in the category included U2, Paul McCartney, Maury Yeston, James Horner, Simon Franglen and Kuk Harrell. This is both T Bone’s and Ryan’s first Golden Globe award.
January 17th, 2010
Los Angeles Film Critics Award T Bone & Stephen Bruton
T Bone and his longtime friend and collaborator on Crazy Heart, Stephen Bruton, were awarded Best Music Score honors for their work on that film by Los Angeles Film Critics Association at their 35th Annual Awards Ceremony last night. Stephen died in May, 2009, shortly after completing work on the film. The LAFCA is comprised of Los Angeles-based, professional film critics working in the Los Angeles print and electronic media.
January 16th, 2010
T Bone & Ryan Bingham Win BFCA Award
T Bone and Ryan Bingham were awarded the prize for Best Song at the 15th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Friday night. The awards are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. VH1 Television Network broadcast this years event live.
January 15th, 2010
Willie Nelson Teams With T Bone For Country Music
Country music legend Willie Nelson has teamed with T Bone for Country Music, an album which marks the first release of Nelson’s recently inked deal with Rounder Records. Country Music is due on April 13 and is one of the special releases Rounder has planned for 2010 as the label marks its 40th anniversary.
January 14th, 2010
NPR – Fresh Air Interview
In this brand-new interview conducted by Terry Gross, host of Fresh Air on NPR, T-Bone Burnett says his approach to making music is simple: “Just listen until it sounds right.” Fresh Air recently talked to Burnett about Crazy Heart, collaborating with Bruton and his supposedly “Zen” approach to producing records. Click Here to listen to this in-depth 45-minute interview with T Bone.
December 21st, 2009
Los Angeles Times Interview
Today’s Los Angeles Times features a great interview with T Bone on the front page of its Calendar section, focusing on Crazy Heart and highlighting a slate of projects he has in the works for 2010.
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