Jeff Bridges Releasing Debut Album In Summer

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William Shatner’s reign over all music is about to be challenged, and the Dude would abide. Jeff Bridges, the actor that earned a permanent place in the heart of all film nerds with Tron and The Big Lebowski has signed a record deal with Blue Note to produce an album this summer.

Blue Note is a jazz record label founded in 1939 now owned by EMI Records and is the record label for Norah Jones and a whole bunch of bands that neither me or you have ever heard of.

Bridges is teaming up with T-Bone Burnett for the album, a veteran musician who won an Oscar for Best Original Song for Crazy Heart, a film that Bridges starred in as a country music singer.

The album will contain both original compositions and also some covers of songs by Tom Waits, Bo Ramsey and Greg Brown. Roseanne Cash (Daughter of Johnny Cash) and Sam Phillips will be making guest appearances on the album.

I have no idea what Jeff Bridges’ musical ability is like, but Hollywood actors sure do love to dip into making music.

Source: Entertainment Weekly.

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