Country Music at the Oscars

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Since 1934 an Academy Award has been given for Best Original Song, which is presented to the songwriters who have composed the best original song written specifically for a film. The performers of a song are not credited with the Academy Award unless they contributed either to music, lyrics or both in their own right.

Though the award is for all genres of music, country music has definitely had its place at the ceremony– even taking home the award several years. Not to mention, more than one country music song was nominated during a single year.

Country Music at the Oscars:

(And a few folk songs we’re claiming, too.)

1952

“High Noon” from “High Noon” // Sang by Tex Ritter

1969

“True Grit” from “True Grit” // Sang by Glen Campbell

1974

“Blazing Saddles” from “Blazing Saddles” // Sang by Frankie Laine

1975

“I’m Easy” from “Nashville” // Sang by Keith Carradine

1980

“9 to 5” from “9 to 5” // Sang by Dolly Parton

“On The Road Again” from “Honeysuckle Rose” // Sang by Willie Nelson

1997

“How Do I Live” from “Con Air” // Sang by Trisha Yearwood

2000

“Things Have Changed” from “Wonderboys” // Sang by Bob Dylan

2001

“There You’ll Be” from “Pearl Harbor” // Sang by Faith Hill

2003

“Scarlet Tide” from “Cold Mountain” // Sang by Alison Krauss

“You Will Be My Ain True Love” from “Cold Mountain” // Sang by Alison Krauss and Sting

 2005

“Travelin’ Thru” from “Transamerica” // Sang by Dolly Parton

2007

“Falling Slowly” from “Once” // Sang by Glen Hansard

2009

“The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart” // Sang by Ryan Bingham

2010

“Coming Home” from “Country Strong” // Sang by Gwenyth Paltrow 

2014

I’m Not Going to Miss You” from “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” // Sang by Glen Campbell

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