Bingham, who also had a small role in the film starring Jeff Bridges as a down-and-out country singer, helped Burnett craft a remarkably good song that evoked the Haggard-era sound that director Scott Cooper was looking for and captured many of the film's themes.
Ryan Bingam, T-Bone Burnett Win Best Song for "Crazy Heart" Theme
By Scott Ross
Ryan Bingham performs his Oscar-winning song from the film "Crazy Heart," starring Jeff Bridges. (Published Sunday, March 7, 2010)
Updated at 2:41 PM EDT on Wednesday, May 30, 2012