Led by Jessica Simpson’s rendition of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots are Made for Walkin’,” Columbia will on July 19 release the soundtrack to the upcoming film “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Fans can sample the song and view the accompanying Brett Ratner-directed video on Simpson’s official Web site.
The soundtrack opens and closes with a joke from Uncle Jesse, played in the film by Willie Nelson. In between are a bevy of southern/blues rock favorites, including Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s “Pride and Joy,” the James Gang’s “Funk #49,” Molly Hatchet’s “Flirtin’ With Disaster” and a live version of the Allman Brothers Band’s “One Way Out.”
In addition, Nelson has recorded a new version of “Good Ol’ Boys,” the Waylon Jennings-voiced theme song for the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV show. As previously reported, Volcano/Legacy today (June 28) reissues the original 1981 soundtrack from the show.
Simpson stars in “The Dukes of Hazzard” as Daisy Duke, sister to Bo (Seann William Scott) and Luke (Johnny Knoxville). Burt Reynolds stars as Boss Hogg. The film opens Aug. 5 in U.S. theaters.
Here is the track list for “The Dukes of Hazzard”:
“Uncle Jesse Tells a Joke,” Willie Nelson
“These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” Jessica Simpson
“One Way Out” (live), Allman Brothers Band
“Pride and Joy,” Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
“Call Me the Breeze,” Lynyrd Skynyrd
“The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” the Charlie Daniels Band
“Flirtin’ With Disaster,” Molly Hatchet
“Hillbilly Shoes,” Montgomery Gentry
“Black Betty,” Ram Jam
“Soul City,” Southern Culture On The Skids
“Change My Mind,” the Blueskins
“Burn It Off,” Blues Explosion
“Funk #49,” James Gang
“Good Ol’ Boys,” Willie Nelson
“Uncle Jesse Tells Another Joke,” Willie Nelson