Best Country Music Movie Soundtracks

Music always adds a little bit of a zing to any motion picture. Sometimes there are movies where the music is an integral part of the picture, and other times it's just window dressing. Here's our list of the best country soundtracks out there, listed in alphabetical order.

Beer for My Horses - Various Artists

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This is the soundtrack to the motion picture starring Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Rodney Carrington, Ted Nugent and others. All the actors also appear on the soundtrack, as well as the Trailer Choir, James McMurtry, Mac Davis, Mel Tillis, David Allan Coe and Mica Roberts.

Broken Bridges - Various Artists

This is the soundtrack for Broken Bridges, which stars Toby Keith and Lindsey Haun. They both sing on the soundtrack, as well as act in the movie. Other artists on this soundtrack include Matraca Berg, Scotty Emerick, Sonya Isaacs, and Flynnville Train. With 14 strong tracks, Toby Keith and album producer Randy Scruggs have compiled the kind of soundtrack that sounds more like an album than a 'hits of the moment' compilation.

Coal Miner's Daughter - Various Artists

This is the motion picture based on the autobiography of Loretta Lynn, who was played by Sissy Spacek to perfection. Sissy also does all the singing on the album as well. Beverly D'Angelo, who played Patsy Cline, has a few cuts on the soundtrack, and she does a fine job as Patsy.

Flicka - Various Artists

This is the companion soundtrack to the motion picture Flicka, starring Tim McGraw. This was Tim's first starring role, as well as the first time he actually recorded a song he helped co-write ("My Little Girl"). Other artists on the soundtrack include Tim's band, the Dancehall Doctors, Holly Williams, and the Warren Brothers.

Fox and the Hound 2 - Various Artists

The soundtrack for the Disney motion picture Fox and the Hound 2 is great. Artists that are part of the soundtrack include Reba McEntire, Josh Gracin, Little Big Town, Trisha Yearwood and One Flew South.

Hope Floats - Various Artists

The Hope Floats soundtrack is compiled of country artists like Martina McBride, Garth Brooks, Lila McCann, Deana Carter, Lyle Lovett, Trisha Yearwood, and The Mavericks. Joining them were Sheryl Crow, the Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Gillian Welch, Jonell Mosser, Whiskeytown, and Bryan Adams.

O Brother Where Art Thou - Various Artists

The soundtrack from the movie of the same name won the 2001 CMA Album of the Year award, and "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" received the 2001 CMA Single of the Year award. Plus two other songs were also nominated in the Vocal Event category. A wonderful introduction to traditional and bluegrass music.

Pure Country - George Strait

George Strait acted in the movie, as well as sang the entire soundtrack. Four songs were released from the album. Three of them were Top 10 hits; "Heartland" and "I Cross My Heart" both hit the top of the charts, while "When Did You Stop Loving Me" came in at No. 6. The fourth song, "Overnight Male," never made the Top 40.

The Thing Called Love - Various Artists

This 1993 motion picture starred River Phoenix, Dermot Mulroney, Samantha Mathis, and Sandra Bullock. The soundtrack features the songs from the movie by the original artists. Featured in the movie are Trisha Yearwood, K.T. Oslin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Katy Moffatt, Jo-El Sonnier, Pam Tillis, and Kevin Welch. Featured on the album are Clay Walker, K.T. Oslin, Kevin Welch, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Travis, Rodney Crowell, and others.

Urban Cowboy - Various Artists

The Urban Cowboy soundtrack featured a variety of artists, from Jimmy Buffet, Joe Walsh, Bob Seger, and Dan Fogelberg to country favorites like Anne Murray, Johnny Lee, Mickey Gilley, Kenny Rogers, and the Charlie Daniels Band. The music was a huge part of the movie, which took place in the honky tonk owned by Mickey Gilley.