The Weary Kind

"The Weary Kind" (full title "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)") is a country song written by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett for the film Crazy Heart,[1] a 2009 film directed by Scott Cooper starring Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Colin Farrell and Bridges perform renditions of the song in the film. Bingham and his Dead Horses serve as Bridges' backing band in the film.[2]

The official version on the soundtrack album Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is sung by Ryan Bingham. Jeff Bridges sang a live version during his interview with Peter Travers on ABC News Now. The song was later included as the last track on Bingham's 2010 album Junky Star.[3]

Awards and nominations

Chart performance

Chart Position Date
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[5] 16 March 18, 2010
US Billboard Top Heatseekers Songs[5] 15 March 18, 2010


  1. "Academy Awards Acceptance Speech Database: Search Results". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 2010-03-07. Retrieved 2010-03-27.
  2. Sounds Country: Ryan Bingham – "The Weary Kind"
  3. Junky Star tracklist at Amazon
  4. Oscar nominations announced
  5. 1 2 Trust, Gary (2010-03-18). "Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Ludacris, Timbaland". Chart Beat. Billboard. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
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