Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Nashville's Chris Roberts (One Flew South) Cuts Key Song For Upcoming Chris Hemsworth Film, 12 Strong

For Chris Roberts, whose The Way West album was one of That Nashville Sound’s favorite dozen albums of the year in 2015, expression through music takes many a shape- with it always ending in a deep passion for the song.  It draws on his history in Broadway’s bright lights in New York (in the production of The Civil War and last fall in the Dan Fogelberg musical Part of the Plan), blissful harmony across the country radio airwaves (as part of Decca-signed trio One Flew South), shared stages with the likes of Willie Nelson and Neil Young (at Farm Aid), and many years as his church’s music director in a congregation that reads like a who’s who of the music business (St. Augustine’s).

He's gotten cuts with artists from Julie Roberts to The Swon Brothers, ABC’s Nashville and a couple of other television shows. But Chris Roberts isn’t a stranger to contributing to major film soundtracks. His first contribution was the whimsical “Friends For Life” for Disney’s Fox and the Hound 2 film.  Last year, along with Tony Esterly and Austin Jenckes, Roberts penned the main track for the action feature film, Assassin’s Creed.  Entitled “My World,” the track accompanied the movie trailer and was featured on the album’s soundtrack. It demonstrated the versatility of one of Nashville’s unsung heroes in writing the right song for the right project.

Now, Roberts (teamed again with Esterly as well as Claire Wyndham) has written and sung the track "Right Choice" for the upcoming Chris Hemsworth film opening up January 19 titled 12 Strong: The True Story of the Horse Soldiers. 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Watch the trailer below and you can hear Roberts singing behind the music bed in the video.

The singer/songwriter has been in the studio working on a yet-to-be-named new EP that he plans on releasing in 2018.

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