Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax Set to Release 'Everyone's Hero - Music From the Motion Picture'

Original Soundtrack from Animated Comedy-Adventure features New Recordings By John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting, Chris Botti featuring Lyle Lovett, Brooks & Dunn, Lonestar, Raven-Symone & More

Film Opens Nationwide on September 15

Soundtrack In Stores on September 12


Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax will release "Everyone's Hero - Music From The Motion Picture" on Tuesday, September 12.

The film, "Everyone's Hero," opens nationwide on Friday, September 15.

The original soundtrack album of music from the eagerly-awaited new animated comedy-adventure feature film premieres new recordings from John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting ("The Best"), Chris Botti featuring Lyle Lovett ("Chicago [That Toddling Town]"), Brooks & Dunn ("Keep On Swinging," co-written by John Ondrasik and Kix Brooks, and "Swing It"), Lonestar (a new version of baseball's classic theme song, "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"), Raven-Symone ("Keep Your Eye On The Ball"), John Debney ("The Tigers") featuring a vocalization by American Idol's Paris Bennett, and more.

"Everyone's Hero - Music From The Motion Picture" includes two pieces from the film's original score by John Debney ("Chicken Little," "Dreamer," "Sin City," "Elf," "Bruce Almighty" and an Oscar-nominee for "The Passion of the Christ").

"Everyone's Hero" is the story of Yankee Irving, a young boy (voiced by Jake T. Austin) who embarks on a grand adventure to restore his family's honor while making true friends -- including the fun-loving tom-boy Marti Brewster (voiced by Raven-Symone), a wise-cracking baseball named Screwie (voiced by Rob Reiner) and a talking baseball bat called Darlin' (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg) -- along the journey. The film's voice cast also includes Brian Dennehy (as Babe Ruth), William H. Macy (as the scheming Lefty Maginnis), Mandy Patinkin (as Yankee's dad, Irving) and the late Dana Reeve (as Yankee's mom, Emily Irving), who also served as the film's executive producer

The movie's theme of perseverance against all odds was inspired by Christopher Reeve, the film's originating director and executive producer. Originally directed by Reeve, "Everyone's Hero" was completed by Colin Brady and Dan St. Pierre.

  Everyone's Hero - Music From The Motion Picture
  Track listing

  John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting - The Best
  Brooks & Dunn - Keep On Swinging
  Tyrone Wells - Dream Like New York
  Chris Botti feat. Lyle Lovett - Chicago (That Toddling Town)
  Jon Randall and Jessi Alexander - The Best Day Of My Life
  Raven-Symone - Keep Your Eye On The Ball
  Wyclef Jean feat. Kontrast - What You Do
  Brooks & Dunn - Swing It
  Lonestar - Take Me Out To The Ballgame
  Mary-Chapin Carpenter - The Bug *
  John Debney feat. Paris Bennett - The Tigers
  John Debney - Yankee At Bat

  * bonus track

SOURCE: Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax

CONTACT: Sandee Gardner, Media, of Columbia Records, Santa Monica,

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