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Oscar Nominated Country Songs – Academy Award Country Music Nominations

Dolly Parton at the Weinstein Co. Pre-Oscar Party 2006
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The Academy Awards have honored several songs through the years that have enhanced films since the 1930s. Every genre has made a contribution to the movies, including Country Music! Here’s an impressive list of elite Country Music artists and songwriters that were featured in the movies and earned an Academy Award nomination.

Oscar Nominated Country Music Songs, Artists, And Songwriters 

Best Original Song Nominees

1952 High Noon- The Ballad Of High Noon- Tex Ritter (written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington) *Winner*

1978 Grease- Hopelessly Devoted To You- Olivia Newton John (written by John Farrar)

1980 Honeysuckle Rose- On The Road Again- Willie Nelson (written by Willie Nelson)

1980 Nine To Five- Nine To Five- Dolly Parton (written by Dolly Parton)

1997 Con Air- How Do I Live- Trisha Yearwood (written by Diane Warren)

2001 Pearl Harbor- There You’ll Be- Faith Hill (written by Diane Warren)

2003 Cold Mountain- The Scarlet Tide- Alison Krauss (written by T. Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello)

2003 Cold Mountain- You Will Be My ‘Ain True Love- Alison Krauss and Sting (written by Sting and Alison Krauss)

2005 Transamerica- Travelin’ Thru- Dolly Parton (written by Dolly Parton)

2009 Crazy Heart- The Weary Kind- Ryan Bingham (written by Ryan Bingham and T. Bone Burnett) *Winner*

2010 Country Strong- Coming Home- Gwyneth Paltrow (written by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges)

Oscar Nominated Films Featuring Country Music Actors, A Country Music Theme Or Country Music Soundtrack

Best Film Nominees

1975- Nashville

1980- Coal Miner’s Daughter

1983- Tender Mercies

2004- Ray

2005- Brokeback Mountain

2009- The Blind Side

2010- True Grit

Oscar Nominated Actors/Actresses in Country Music themed movies

Best Actress In A Leading Role

1980- Sissy Spacek- Coal Miner’s Daughter *Winner*

1985- Jessica Lange- Sweet Dreams

2005- Reese Witherspoon- Walk The Line *Winner*

Best Actor In A Leading Role

1969- John Wayne- True Grit *Winner*

1983- Robert Duvall- Tender Mercies *Winner*

2004- Jamie Foxx- Ray *Winner*

2005- Joaquin Phoenix- Walk The Line

2010- Jeff Bridges- Crazy Heart *Winner*

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