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Jeff Bridges' self-titled studio album comes out Aug. 16.
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August 12, 2011 Bridges won an Oscar for his portrayal of a country singer in 2009's Crazy Heart. The character was fictional, but Bridges' passion for country is real. In a conversation with Morning Edition, Bridges tells the story behind his new studio album.
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May 17, 2009 Stephen Bruton played guitar for nearly 40 years with Kris Kristofferson. He recorded five solo albums, and his songs have been covered by such greats as Bonnie Raitt and Willie Nelson. Bruton died of cancer on May 9 at the home of his longtime friend, music producer and songwriter T-Bone Burnett.
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