Chris Stapleton Cuts ‘Toy Story 4′ Song, ‘The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy’
Chris Stapleton has cut a song for Toy Story 4, the latest in the series. The country singer's "The Lonesome Cowboy" is a Randy Newman-penned ballad slated for Toy Story 4 when it's in theaters on June 21.
The two-minute long country rambler isn't necessarily a new theme song for Woody, Tom Hanks' character in the 20-year-old franchise. The movie's description reveals that he spends the better part of the movie trying to convince a toy named Forky (voiced by Tony Hale) that he's not trash. Annie Potts' Bo Peep character returns for the movie, as do several of the other original characters.
"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," Stapleton says.
"You can't be happy when you're all by yourself / Go on, tell me I'm wrong (You're wrong) / When someone takes you down from the shelf and plays with you some / It's wonderful (wonderful)," Stapleton sings at the chorus. "I was a lonesome cowboy / But not anymore."
It's nearing two years since Stapleton last recorded a studio album, but he and his wife have welcomed three children during that time. Both From A Room albums were award-winning efforts that went gold or platinum. Traveller continues to be among country music's best-selling albums of any given year since its 2015 release. He's been vague about any plans for new music in 2019.
Look for Stapleton at WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn. on Aug. 3.
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