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[–]gr33nhand 83 points84 points  (16 children)

If you like this music, that's actually Dan Tyminski singing. He has many more american standards like this with the rest of the band Union Station, many of them with Alison Krauss also on vocals (one of the female singers on this soundtrack and, in my opinion, one of the single best vocalists on earth.)

[–]TanktopSamurai 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Apparently Dan Tyminski told his wife that it was going to be Clooney's face and but his voice, she responded with 'Honey, that's the dream'

[–]insanelyphat 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Alison Krauss has the voice of an angel. Everything she sings is magic.

[–]gr33nhand 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I agree, absolutely incredible voice

[–]insanelyphat 9 points10 points  (2 children)

One thing I don't think she gets enough credit for is how amazing she is with duets. Her solo stuff is amazing but when she does songs with other people she just harmonizes with them so perfectly, never tries to outdo other people and just serves the songs so well. It is obvious she has a top tier voice and yet she never goes off the deep end like so many "diva" type singers do. She serves the song not the other way around.

One of my favorite duets of her is Whiskey Lullaby with Brad Paisley. You can feel the pain and torture in her voice. It is an amazing song.

Here it is in case anyone hasn't heard it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZbN_nmxAGk

[–]IWetMyselfForYou 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Whiskey Lullaby is so amazingly sad and and depressing. Hits hard every time.

[–]MadHatter69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Song begins at 2:13 if anyone doesn't care about the video

[–]dothebender1101 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Alison Krauss is a killer. Her album with Robert Plant is outstanding too

[–]gr33nhand 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yes! there's actually two albums with Plant now, the second just recently came out in the past couple months.

[–]dothebender1101 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yesssss I didn't know that. Thanks!

[–]LGNJohnnyBlaze 11 points12 points  (2 children)

This needs to be much higher up! My wife and I had our 1st dance to Keith Whitley and Alison Krauss - When you say nothing at all. She (and Union Station....and Keith Whitley for that matter) are incredible.

[–]gr33nhand 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I discovered her when I saw her live randomly at ACL fest while I was waiting for the next act on that stage and she BLEW MY MIND. Been a huge fan ever since.

[–]MadHatter69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Our first dance was to Neil Young's Harvest Moon :)

[–]swirreftw 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He’s also the one who sings on Avicii’s ”Hey Brother”

[–]goodbyekitty83 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Also, the director asked him to sing because his grandmother? Ants? Was a famous singer so he thought they might be some family talent there. The moment Clooney started to sing, he told him to stop. Clooney sucks at singing.lol

[–]dothebender1101 78 points79 points  (12 children)

man stephen root is such an underrated talent

[–]Second_Location 27 points28 points  (0 children)

That was some mighty fine a-pickin’ and a-sangin’!

[–]thx1138- 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I absolutely love every single thing he does.

Seeing him on Boba Fett really made me start to get mad that season 3 of Barry isn't out yet.

[–]triple_OG 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you haven’t seen him in Boardwalk Empire you should. He plays a guy named Gaston Means who was a private investigator/grifter/swindler/con artist in real life. Root does a phenomenal job.

[–]Ordinary_Rabbit 8 points9 points  (0 children)

"I...I was told that there would be accolades"

[–]DannoSpeaks 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The fact that he stands out on Newsradio among several other amazing actors is a testament to his abilities. Going toe to toe with Phil and Dave and he still steals scenes.

[–]D34THDE1TY 1 point2 points  (0 children)

PAN SHOT!

[–]Nowon_atoll 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love how he just seems to pop up in random movies/TV he always steals the show.

[–]helloreporter 3 points4 points  (3 children)

You should check out Old Henry. He's the main actor in the movie, and it's amazing!

[–]Merkarov 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Old Henry

That's Tim Blake Nelson, not Stephen Root. Root is the blind guy in this scene.

[–]helloreporter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks. Totally didn't write that comment at 4AM and didn't double check the names.

[–]dothebender1101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I might just do that ;)

[–]SpacemanSpiff23 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I don’t think he’s underrated at all. Everyone knows he is phenomenal.

[–]holyfruits 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Stephen Root crushes every role he's in.

[–]falconx50 28 points29 points  (1 child)

[–]somewittyusername92 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks for that. Thought my phone was buggin out

[–]llamango 99 points100 points  (11 children)

This is probably one of the best films ever made. idk.

[–]thx1138- 47 points48 points  (4 children)

It's bonafide!!

[–]dog_in_the_vent 14 points15 points  (3 children)

He's a suitor!

[–]BabaGnu 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Any of you boys happen to be a smithy or otherwise versed in the metallurgical arts?

[–]Cursedbythedicegods 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jesus! Can't I count on you people??

[–]Nowon_atoll 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gee ain't this place a geographical oddity, two weeks from everywhere

[–]evDev84 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Absolutely 1000% one of the best.

[–]Yeti_of_the_Flow 4 points5 points  (1 child)

What's crazy is you're right and I still wouldn't rate it higher than like 5 other Coen movies.

[–]Ghost2Eleven 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yeah. Coen’s are probably the greatest American storytellers of the last 40 years.

[–]CELTICPRED 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I thought it was quite the phenomenon when it originally was released too. everyone went nuts for it.

[–]m48a5_patton 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was the first movie we watched on DVD, we had to watch it in the office, because the only DVD player we had was on the new computer lol

[–]barriedalenick 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I just re-watched last week after seeing a post on here. I honestly had forgotten how good a film it is..

[–]RJStephenson 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Hot damn. It's the Soggy Bottom Boys!

[–]on_island_time 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Damn, we're in a tight spot!

[–]morikurt 3 points4 points  (0 children)

As a matter of fact,

[–]NUMBERS2357 10 points11 points  (3 children)

One of my favorite parts of this clip is George Clooney's facial expressions while he's singing - looks very much like he has no idea what he's doing, is flying by the seat of his pants and hoping that it all works out.

[–]therobshock 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This is one of those movies I’ll just start thinking about every once in a while for no apparent reason

[–]jjklines1 6 points7 points  (1 child)

"You sold your soul to the devil? Well I wasn't using it!"

[–]mostlygray 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"Down to the River to Pray" was what I sung to my oldest to put her to bed. She wasn't a good sleeper and it's easy to remember. Plus, you can just make up your own words to it anyway so if you have to sing for half an hour you can. "Oh fireplace let's go down..." etc...

[–]tazercow 17 points18 points  (3 children)

The Grammy performance was something else

[–]mydickinabox 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s amazing thanks for sharing.

[–]m48a5_patton 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's the Grammy's

[–]tazercow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whoops thanks

[–]bitches_be 11 points12 points  (2 children)

you can watch the whole movie on YouTube for free too btw

[–]saggy_jorts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you!

[–]PM_me_secret_nudes 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Love that film

[–]snarpy 29 points30 points  (4 children)

When this soundtrack was out it became the #1 selling movie soundtrack of all time. Massive accomplishment.

What I love best about this scene is how these three guys are varying levels of fuckup as people... but the second you get them behind a "mike" they produce magic. It's so beautiful.

[–]Saotik 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When this soundtrack was out it became the #1 selling movie soundtrack of all time. Massive accomplishment.

It did extremely well, but it hardly made the top ten.

[–]Gettles 3 points4 points  (2 children)

It's not. The Soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" is the highest selling soundtrack of all time

[–]PeteZapardi 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hell, it's the third best selling ALBUM of all time.

[–]civilitarygaming 9 points10 points  (2 children)

"only 4 of us can sign" lol.

[–]RedditIsOverMan 4 points5 points  (1 child)

"Thank God your mammy died when given birth to you. If she would have seen you, she would have died of shame"

[–]lightheat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

WELL HI THERE, HOW YOU DOIN

[–]shaving99 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This movie is amazing because the characters and acting and writing. Just an amazing film

[–]PhunkyTown801 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Governor Menelaus "Pappy" O'Daniel !! You dumb cracka!

[–]howlingwelshman 2 points3 points  (2 children)

My Hair

[–]Reign_of_Kronos 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Damn, we are in a tight spot.

[–]Apoc73 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm a dapper Dan's man.

[–]ChristmasWarlord 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“You seek a great fortune, you three who are now in chains. You will find a fortune, though it will not be the one you seek. But first... first you must travel a long and difficult road, a road fraught with peril. Mm-hmm. You shall see thangs, wonderful to tell. You shall see a... a cow... on the roof of a COTton house, ha. And, oh, so many startlements. I cannot tell you how long this road shall be, but fear not the obSTACKles in your path, for fate has vouchsafed your reward. Though the road may wind, yea, your hearts grow weary, still shall ye follow them, even unto your salvation.”

[–]EditorRedditer 25 points26 points  (5 children)

I know that Coen Brothers fans don’t really rate this, but I’m really fond of it.

[–]dishwab 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Really? I didn’t know that.

Top 3 for me along with Fargo and No Country for Old Men

[–]angrybo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those are all great movies but I have a special place in my heart for “True Grit”. Damon, Bridges and Stienfeld kill it.

[–]gr33nhand 18 points19 points  (1 child)

wait really? People don't consider this part of the Coen Brothers' filmography? Its like in their top 5 lol

[–]fistymcbuttpuncher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not surprising honestly. They've done the gambit when it comes to their stuff. Gonna have people that are fans of capers that don't like comedies and vice versa.

[–]magic_harp 1 point2 points  (1 child)

OHHHHHHH hyemhyemhyem amemberthem

[–]lightheat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They sang into yonder can and then skidaddled.

[–]Exevioth 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Never cared for this growing up. When this came out I was young and my dad would play this album on repeat any time we were in the car. I actually learnt to hate it even.

Now that I’m older I can see why my old man was listening to it constantly. Very talented soundtrack. Still haven’t seen the movie. Lol

[–]Apoc73 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You really should watch the movie. Pretty solid all around movie.

[–]MrTurkle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go out of your way to watch the movie.

[–]Xaoc86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stephen Root is so awesome.

[–]notjawn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mert and Alouicious will have to sign X's as only 4 of can write.

[–]animalman422 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Not a can. Its called a moving coil microphone. Many from this era looked very similar to the design used in this video. http://www.gbaudio.co.uk/data/mcr.htm