Chris Stapleton Sings New Randy Newman-Penned Song On ‘Toy Story 4’ Soundtrack

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton lends his voice to the new Toy Story 4 movie soundtrack, performing the film’s end credit version of “The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy.”

The Walt Disney Records’ soundtrack album, which reunites the Toy Story franchise with the Academy Award-winning composer and songwriter Randy Newman, features two new songs, “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” and Stapleton’s song. The soundtrack will be released June 21 as the movie opens in theaters nationwide.

“To me what has made the Toy Story films hold up over time has been the strength of the stories and the songs and the writing and the characters,” said Stapleton of the movies. “There’s something for people of all ages to enjoy in the world that is Toy Story. It’s a tremendous honor to get to sing a Randy Newman song in what is without question one of the most iconic animated franchises in history.”

The Toy Story films are beloved worldwide for their compelling characters, storytelling, stunning visuals and the music of Randy Newman. The composer and songwriter is behind signature songs like “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” “Strange Things,” “When She Loved Me” and “We Belong Together,” the last of which earned him an Academy Award for best original song in 2010.


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