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Bridges wins Best Actor Oscar for "Crazy Heart"

Sunday, March 7, 2010 – Jeff Bridges won the Oscar for best actor Sunday for his depiction of a down-and-out country singer Bsd Blake in "Crazy Heart." This was Bridges' first Oscar after being nominated five time.

Thrusting the Oscar statue aloft, Bridges said, "Thanks Mom and Dad for introducing me to a groovy profession," he said. Bridges thanked those involved with the movie, including T Bone Burnett, for "all of that great music and all of those wonderful musicians to the party man."

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T Bone Burnett's true identity, based upon what is revealed by his new "The True False Identity" solo release, is that of an angry man with a loaded gun aimed squarely at George W. Bush. He never mentions Bush by name, but W's image comes immediately to mind when Burnett complains, "They don't make imposters like John Wayne anymore" during "Fear Country." Bush also appears to be the inspiration for "Palestine, Texas," which features these »»»
Twenty Twenty: The Essential T Bone Burnett CD review - Twenty Twenty: The Essential T Bone Burnett
Before he made a name for himself through producing acts like Los Lobos and Ralph Stanley, T Bone Burnett established himself as a respected performer with the Alpha Band. Thus, he's released a 40-track career overview that contains many of his best works, beginning with the Alpha Band and leading up to his more current work. He's able to express an obsession with icons like Marilyn Monroe ("Fatally Beautiful, a cover of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend"), »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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