Curb Records will release the soundtrack to The Last Ride, an new, independent film inspired by the life and death of Hank Williams.
Starring Henry Thomas, Jesse James, Fred Thompson, and Kaley Cuoco, The Last Ride is a fictionalized account of a period of Williams’ life when he was sobering from alcohol and drugs and trying to get his career back on track. In late 1952, he scheduled several New Year’s shows in West Virginia and Ohio but passed away on New Year’s Day in 1953 in the back of his Cadillac.
The soundtrack contains some of Williams’ best known songs as well as new selections written for the project. Performers include Williams’ daughter Jett Williams, Johnny Cash, The Isaacs and more.
The Last Ride will be released in selected theaters in June. A few Nashville fans got to see a special screening of the movie on Saturday (5/26) at Ernest Tubb Texas Troubadour Theater.
Tracks on The Last Ride soundtrack:
The Last Ride Theme – Benjy Gaither
Hey Good Lookin’ – Jett Williams
Honky Tonk Man – Russ Taff
Keep on the Sunny Side – Rebecca Frasier
I Will Marry You – Wes Hampton
It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels – Sarah Johns
Cold, Cold Heart – Doug Anderson
The Swing Low Sweet Chariot – Clyde Wright & The Incredible Golden Gates
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Michael English
Longing – Jett Williams
Footprints – Benjy Gaither
I’m Winging My Way Back Home – The Blackwood Brothers
Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You – Jett Williams
On I Down The Road – Val Storey
Chino – Nathan Young
Ilene – Nathan Young
What Ya Gonna Do – Nathan Young
Tennessee Waltz – Nathan Young
O Come Angel Band – The Isaacs
Hank Williams’ Blues – Jett Williams
The Night Hank Williams Came To Town – Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings
The Last Ride – Tony Ramey