"The Weary Kind"
Song by Ryan Bingham
from the album Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released2009 (2009)
LabelNew West Records
Songwriter(s)Ryan Bingham
T Bone Burnett

"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 performed 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

Award Date of Ceremony Category Result
Satellite Award December 20, 2009 Best Original Song Won
Critics' Choice Movie Award January 15, 2010 Best Song Won
Golden Globe Award January 17, 2010 Best Original Song Won
Academy Award March 7, 2010 Best Original Song Won
Grammy Award February 13, 2011 Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Won

Chart performance

Chart Position
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[4] 16
US Billboard Country Digital Song Sales[5] 11
US Billboard Top Heatseekers Songs[4] 15


  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"". Archived from the original on 2009-11-29. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
  3. ^ Junky Star tracklist at Amazon
  4. ^ a b Trust, Gary (2010-03-18). "Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Ludacris, Timbaland". Chart Beat. Billboard. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
  5. ^ "Ryan Bingham". Billboard. Retrieved 2022-03-24.