Brad Paisley Contributes Songs to ‘Cars 3′ Soundtrack
Brad Paisley fans headed to see the upcoming movie Cars 3 will hear some of the country star's work during the film. The singer has contributed two songs to the movie's soundtrack, both of which will be featured in the film.
Both of Paisley's tracks for Cars 3, "Truckaroo" and "Thunder Hollow Breakdown," are instrumentals; they'll be featured during an action-packed scene at the Crazy 8 demolition derby. Paisley also contributed songs to the Disney / Pixar franchise's other films, Cars ("Behind the Clouds" and "Find Yourself") and Cars 2 ("Collision of Worlds" and "Nobody's Fool").
"We knew he could have some fun with a demolition derby, and he just killed it," says Tom MacDougall, executive vice president of music at Disney, in a press release. "His down-home country tracks really add to the scene's action and humor."
Paisley's tracks sit alongside songs from artists such as Dan Auerbach, ZZ Ward and more. In addition to original songs, the Cars 3 soundtrack also features covers of some famous road-related hits from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ("King's Highway"), Bruce Springsteen ("Glory Days"), the Beatles ("Drive My Car") and Aretha Franklin ("Freeway of Love"). The film's original score, by Randy Newman, will also be released alongside the soundtrack.
The Cars 3 soundtrack is set for release on June 16, the same date as the film's cross-country theatrical release. The album is available for pre-order via iTunes.
Paisley kicked off his Weekend Warrior World Tour on May 18 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., with Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell acting as his special guests for the trek. He recently released a new studio album, Love and War, as both a traditional and a visual project.
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