The nominations for the 2013 Grammy Awards are in and The Hunger Games has been honored with 3 nods for songs/artitsts featured on the soundtrack for the film, Songs from District 12 and Beyond. And in one category, it’s actually up against itself!
Best Song Written For Visual Media
Abraham’s Daughter (From The Hunger Games)
T Bone Burnett, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne, songwriters (Arcade Fire)
Learn Me Right (From Brave)
Mumford & Sons, songwriters (Birdy & Mumford & Sons)
Let Me Be Your Star (From Smash)
Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, songwriters (Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty)
Man Or Muppet (From The Muppets)
Bret McKenzie, songwriter (Jason Segel & Walter)
Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games)
T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams, songwriters
(Taylor Swift Featuring The Civil Wars)
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Even If It Breaks Your Heart
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
[Capitol Records Nashville]
Safe & Sound
Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars
[Big Machine Records/Universal Republic]
On The Outskirts Of Town
The Time Jumpers
Track from: The Time Jumpers
Taylor also took to Twitter to express her excitement with the nomination.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 6, 2012
@thecivilwars My 1st thought upon hearing of our 2 Grammy noms for Safe & Sound was ‘may the odds be ever in our favor’ and I’m not sorry.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 6, 2012
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Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive online premiere of the video for Birdy’s song Just a Game from The Hunger Games Companion Album, Songs from District 12 and Beyond. The video is not embeddable so, head on over to EW to check it out.
Get it while it’s hot and cheap! Currently Amazon has The Hunger Games Soundtrack, Songs from District 12 and Beyond on sale for $2.99 for the MP3 download. This is a limited time offer, so grab it while you can.
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Hunger Games Soundtrack artist, Glen Hansard (Take the Heartland) releases his first solo album today entitled, Rhythm and Repose. One of the bonus tracks on the deluxe edition of his album is Hansard’s version of Come Away to the Water, which he wrote and then was performed by Maroon 5 on Songs from District 12 and Beyond.
Exclaim has released a video of Glen performing the song during their exclusive session with him and it is hauntingly beautiful.
To compare here is Maroon 5′s version of the same song as heard on The Hunger Games Soundtrack. We love how the creators of this video added in dialogue and images from the film.read more
Earlier this week, we mentioned that Songs From District 12 and Beyond has recently been certified GOLD. One of the artists on the successful soundtrack is The Carolina Chocolate Drops, who performed the song “Daughter’s Lament.” NJ.com recently sat down with band member, Rhiannon Giddens, to discuss the track they contributed to the film.
“What struck me was her (the main character Katniss Everdeen) father’s mining accident and her background,” she said. “And that’s what I wrote about in the song.”
In addition to speaking about the track, Giddens discussed her preparation in writing the song, and said she quickly downloaded all three books. She said that she read them in three days, and “was so inspired by them.”
What do you think of their track on the soundtrack? Let us know in the comments below!
The soundtrack for The Hunger Games film, Songs from District 12 and Beyond, which was released in conjunction with the film’s debut in March has now been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). To achieve “Gold” status an album must sell more than 500,000 copies, and thanks to strong sales the soundtrack was able to achieve this in just one month.
Congratulations to Lionsgate, T. Bone Burnett, and all of the album’s featured artists.
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As you know, Taylor Swift made two appearances on The Hunger Games Companion Album, Songs from Distrct 12 and Beyond. Her first, Safe & Sound featuring the Civil Wars was the lead single and video off the album. Her other piece, Eyes Open was also recently released and now has its own video debut.
Though the song references the Games through its lyrics, the video doesn’t feature much reference to the film. The video is lyrical in nature, featuring stop motion video of the words from the song. There are a few points that seem to be nods to the fans of the series however with the sword fighting, fire on words, etc.
What did you think of the video? Did you spy any Hunger Games references? Let us know in the comments.
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CMT (Country Music Television) has announced the nominees for it’s annual video awards, and Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars have received a nod for Video of the Year, for Safe and Sound. The lead single off of The Hunger Games Companion album, Songs from District 12 and Beyond, is short listed for the award along with Carrie Underwood’s Good Girl, Miranda Lambert’s Over You, Toby Keith’s Red Solo Cup, and more. The final list of nominees will be announced during the live show, with final voting being held during the telecast. To help Safe and Sound reach the finals, click here to vote.
How has response been to your “The Hunger Games” single, “Run Daddy Run,” by the Pistol Annies? What about the story was so compelling that you felt the need to write and submit a song for the movie soundtrack?
“The Hunger Games” soundtrack was just released on March 20, but right away it was the No. 1 album on iTunes. I am absolutely obsessed with the books, and I was so excited to attend the premiere of the awesome movie! Pistol Annies and I all relate to the main character, Katniss, in different ways – I’m an archer, Angaleena (Presley) is a coal miner’s daughter, and Ashley (Monroe) lost her dad at a young age. We were out on the road together after we all read the books by Suzanne Collins and felt so inspired that we had to write a song, and with a little luck, we got to be part of the soundtrack.
You can read the full interview here.
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Taylor Swift recently spoke with The Frogman (K-Frog) about upcoming stop at the Kids Choice Awards and the ACM’s. Taylor also talked about her love for The Hunger Games, the soundtrack and more. When the Frogman suggest Taylor should get a role in the next films, she replies she’d hold the lighting, edit or even get coffee just to be on the set.
Click here to listen to the full audio (it’s not embeddable)
We love to hear Taylor gush about The Hunger Games, and after two fantastic songs on this companion album, can we dare hope she makes an appearance on the next?
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