O Brother, Where Art Thou? is the soundtrack of music from the 2000 American comedy film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, written, directed and produced by the Coen Brothers and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, and John Goodman.
With the film set in Mississippi during the Great Depression, the soundtrack uses American folk music appropriate to the time period. The score, produced by T-Bone Burnett, prominently features bluegrass, gospel, blues and country music. With the exception of a few vintage tracks (such as Harry McClintock's 1928 single "Big Rock Candy Mountain"), most tracks were new recordings by musicians that play in the vintage style. The tracks are by such artists as Chris Sharp, Dan Tyminski, Jerry Douglas, John Hartford, Gillian Welch, Ralph Stanley, Alison Krauss, The Fairfield Four and Norman Blake.
The soundtrack CD became a best seller, certified eight times platinum as of October 2007 with sales of 7,421,000 copies in the United States up to November 2008. It won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (for singer Dan Tyminski, whose voice overdubbed George Clooney's in the film on