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Stephen Bruton

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Long before starting a recorded profession being a singer/songwriter, Stephen Bruton had amassed a challenging résumé. He previously served being a sideman/guitarist, songwriter, or manufacturer for such sector notables as Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton, Bob Dylan, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Hal Ketchum, Christine McVie, T-Bone Burnett, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Patty Loveless, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Alejandro Escovedo. Bruton was raised in Ft. Value, Texas, the kid of the jazz musician and record-store owner. He got his initial big break when Kris Kristofferson tapped him to fill up a vacant music group slot in the first ’70s. After dealing with an impressive selection of performers for over twenty years, Bruton released his initial solo record in the first ’90s. Afterwards that 10 years, he agreed upon to New Western world Records, the house of such Americana skill as Billy Joe Shaver, the Flatlanders, and Delbert McClinton. Bruton’s 4th release, Spirit Globe, an assortment of blues, nation, and rock and roll & roll, arrived in early 2002, implemented in 2005 by In the Five. Unfortunately, Bruton passed away at age group 60 from problems of throat cancer tumor at the house of T-Bone Burnett in LA on, may 9, 2009; Bruton and Burnett have been functioning together in the film Crazy Center, an Academy Award-winning automobile for professional Jeff Bridges. Bruton and Burnett co-wrote a lot of the music for the film, and Bridges’ Poor Blake personality was actually motivated by Bruton. Bruton’s loss of life came soon after he finished his focus on Crazy Center, as well as the film was focused on him.

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Full Name Stephen Bruton
Died May 9, 2009, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Actor, Guitarist, Film Score Composer
Education Texas Christian University
Nationality American
Spouse Mary Bruton
Siblings Sumpter Bruton
Awards Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Music Songs Bigger Wheel, Fading Man, Put Me Out Of Your Misery, Treasured Wounds, The Best Is Yet To Come, Make That Call, Spirit World, Big Top Hat, Trip Around The Sun, Ordinary Man, Under The Horizon, Dogs May Bark, Acre Of Snakes, Walk By Faith, That's Love, Nothing But The Truth, Against My Will, Everything Happens For A Reason, The Clock, Just A Dream, Somebody Else, Spirit Lake, Nobody Gets Hurt, Hate To Love, Day Drinking, The King Of Everything, Border Lord, Yo Yo
Albums From the Five, Spirit World, Nothing But the Truth
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Movies Crazy Heart, The Alamo, Miss Congeniality, Man of the House, World Without Waves, Rocking the Boat: A Musical Conversation and Journey, Picture This


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1 He won banjo-playing contests before he was in his teens. In his late teens, he changed to guitar.
2 He graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in journalism. Soon after, he joined the band of Kris Kristofferson just before Kristofferson became well-known.
3 Songs were recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Jimmy Buffett.
4 Died at the home of boyhood friend T Bone Burnett.
5 Texas-based guitarist and vocalist.
6 He had just wrapped up recording the soundtrack for Jeff Bridges new movie, Crazy Heart (2009).
7 He and his brother Sumpter grew up surrounded by music in Fort Worth, Texas. Their jazz drummer father ran a record store where they were weaned on the musical classics from blues, country, jazz and pop to classical.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World Without Waves 2004 Loy
The Alamo 2004 Captain Almeron Dickinson
Miss Congeniality 2000 Mike the Bartender
The Perfect Specimen 1999 Uncle Delco
Sweet Thing 1999 Davie
Michael 1996 Musician in Bar Scene (uncredited)
Matlock 1990 TV Series Jury Foreman
Songwriter 1984 Sam / Roarers Band
Heaven's Gate 1980 D.B. Schultz - Heaven's Gate Band
A Star Is Born 1976 Speedway

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bloodworth 2010 performer: "Too Many Memories" / writer: "Too Many Memories"
Crazy Heart 2009 writer: "Hold On You" 2009, "I Don't Know" 2009, "Fallin' and Flyin'"
Brokeback Mountain 2005 writer: "Water Walking Jesus"
The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico 2005 performer: "Perogie Moon" / producer: "Perogie Moon" / writer: "Day Drinking"
The Winning Hand 1985 TV Movie writer: "The Bigger The Fool, The Harder The Fall" - as S. Bruton

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crazy Heart 2009 musician: guitar, mandolin
Across the Universe 2007 musician: Los Angeles
Don't Come Knocking 2005 musician: manaicello
World Without Waves 2004 composer: additional music / music producer / musician

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crazy Heart 2009
Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas 1991 Documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crazy Heart 2009 this film is dedicated to the memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Road to Austin 2014 Documentary Himself
Rocking the Boat: A Musical Conversation and Journey 2007 Documentary Himself, narrator
The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico 2005 Himself
Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas 1991 Documentary Narrator (voice, as Steve Bruton)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Crazy Heart (2009) · T Bone Burnett (producer)
2009 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Music Crazy Heart (2009) · T Bone Burnett
2009 NYFCO Award New York Film Critics, Online Best Use of Music Crazy Heart (2009) · T Bone Burnett
· Jeffrey Pollack

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards Crazy Heart (2009) · T Bone Burnett


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