CMT FILMS AND NASCAR IMAGES TO RELEASE THE SOUNDTRACK FROM THE FEATURE FILM “DALE”
Brent Keith Video to Premiere on CMT August 2
Soundtrack to be Available Exclusively at Wal-Mart
NASHVILLE – July 30, 2007 – CMT Films and NASCAR Images present the soundtrack from the feature film DALE, the only authorized biography on the late racing legend, Dale Earnhardt. The album will be released on August 28 and will be sold exclusively at all Wal-Mart stores and Walmart.com.* The film will make its television debut on CMT on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT.
The soundtrack features a broad range of American music, including Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Blood Brothers,” Motley Crüe’s “Wild Side,” Brooks & Dunns’ “Hard Workin’ Man,” and introduces new artist Brent Keith performing the film’s epic title track “Looking For A Road (Theme from DALE).”
The “Looking For A Road (Theme from DALE)” music video will debut on CMT on Thursday, August 2 during the CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN. Shot on location at Nashville Superspeedway and featuring powerful footage from DALE, the song and video hints at the impact of the movie in an emotional four-minute clip.
“We are privileged to be able to release the great music featured in DALE for his fans to enjoy, and excited to introduce Brent Keith, whose touching performance on “Looking For A Road” captures the spirit of the film perfectly,” said Brian Philips, executive vice president and general manager of CMT
The video, directed by Shaun Silva and produced by Tacklebox Films, was filmed in Nashville in early July, with Michael Engleman serving as CMT Creative Director. Keith is produced by Chris Farren at Combustion Music.
“Dale Earnhardt never forgot his roots, and was proud to be an inspiration to his fans,” said Paul DeGooyer, senior vice president DVD/audio/electronic games MTV Music Nets and Logo. “We’re proud that the soundtrack complements the personality of the hard-working, successful man called ‘The Intimidator,’ and are delighted to be working with Wal-Mart to bring it to market.”
Complete Track Listing:
1 – Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Fortunate Son"
2 - Bruce Springsteen - "Blood Brothers"
3 - Motley Crüe - "Wild Side"
4 - Brooks & Dunn - "Hard Workin' Man"
5 - Brent Keith - "Looking For A Road (Theme from DALE)"
6 - Alabama - "Forty Hour Week (For a Livin')”
7 - Travis Tritt - "T.R.O.U.B.L.E"
8 - George Thorogood - "Bad To The Bone"
9 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama"
10 - Charlie Daniels - "The Intimidator"
11 - Alabama - "Can't Keep A Good Man Down"
12 - Travis Tritt - "I'm Gonna Be Somebody"
*All Wal-Mart stores and Walmart.com will sell the CD for $9.72.
Narrated by Paul Newman, DALE includes archival race footage, rare outtakes, never-before-seen family home videos and interviews with Earnhardt’s closest friends and family, toughest competitors and most avid fans, illustrating the depth of Earnhardt's influence in the racing world and beyond. DALE is executive produced by NASCAR Images’ Jay Abraham and Jim Jorden, with Ryan McGee serving as editor-in-chief; Rory Karpf and Mike Viney, producers; and Al Francesco, director of photography. For CMT Films, Jeff Yapp, Paul Villadolid and Lewis Bogach serve as executive producers. For more information on the film visit www.dale.cmt.com.
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