Music by Jett Williams, Johnny Cash, Michael English, The Isaacs and many more
Nashville, Tenn. (May 26, 2012) – Curb Records is proud to announce the release of the soundtrack to “The Last Ride”, a new independent movie about the life of Hank Williams.
The movie, starring Henry Thomas, Jesse James, Fred Dalton Thompson and Kaley Cuoco, focuses on the period when Williams was getting his life back in order after drugs, alcohol, two failed marriages and a hair-trigger temper had nearly ruined Williams’ legendary career. In late 1952, he had arranged several New Year’s shows in West Virginia and Ohio. Hank Williams never got there. Somewhere on that last highway, the country music legend passed away on New Years Day, in 1953, in the back of his powder blue Cadillac, carrying only his guitar and a notebook full of unfinished songs. He was 29.
Inspired by the mysterious final days of Hank Williams’ life, The Last Ride is the story of that final drive through the bleak Appalachian countryside of 1950’s America.
The movie’s soundtrack plays an integral role in the telling of this story. It contains some of the best-known Hank Williams songs as well as new material written specifically for this project.
Jett Williams had this to say about the film, “In the movie, my dad doesn’t sing a note or strum a chord. This movie captures the essence of a man who, until recently, had become one-dimensional due to the myths, the lies, the fiction and vultures who surrounded him. Sure, it’s fictionalized from a factual point of view, but it is right on from a human emotional point of view.”
Tracks on The Last Ride soundtrack:
The Last Ride Theme – Benjy Gaither
Hey Good Lookin’ – Jett Williams
Honky Tonk Man – Russ Taff
Keep on the Sunny Side – Rebecca Frasier
I Will Marry You – Wes Hampton
It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels – Sarah Johns
Cold, Cold Heart – Doug Anderson
The Swing Low Sweet Chariot – Clyde Wright & The Incredible Golden Gates
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Michael English
Longing – Jett Williams
Footprints – Benjy Gaither
I’m Winging My Way Back Home – The Blackwood Brothers
Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You – Jett Williams
On I Down The Road – Val Storey
Chino – Nathan Young
Ilene – Nathan Young
What Ya Gonna Do – Nathan Young
Tennessee Waltz – Nathan Young
O Come Angel Band – The Isaacs
Hank Williams’ Blues – Jett Williams
The Night Hank Williams Came To Town – Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings
The Last Ride – Tony Ramey
The platform release of The Last Ride will commence June 29th in New York and Los Angeles. The theatrical release will be supported by major radio promotion to Country, Americana, NPR and Triple A stations across the country.
In 2013, The Last Ride will be available on DVD and Video On Demand through Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.