Composer John Debney Scores the History Channel's Drama Mini-Series Hatfields & McCoys
Academy award nominated composer John Debney reunites with Kevin Costner for the scoring of History Channel's mini- series Hatfields & McCoy.
- Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) June 01, 2012 - Academy award nominated composer John Debney reunites with Kevin Costner for the History Channel's mini- series Hatfields & McCoy. A soundtrack album was released on Silver Screen Records America featuring the score by John Debney and Tony Morales along with a track from Kevin Costner and Modern West. The score also features vocals by Lisbeth Scott, who Debney previously worked with on The Passion of the Christ. Debney previously worked with Costner on the films Swing Vote and Dreamhouse, and he performed with Kevin Costner at the after-party, following the Swing Vote premiere. The Hatfields & McCoys album is available on iTunes and Amazon.
Hatfields & McCoys premiered on the History Channel on Memorial Day. This marks the first scripted program to air on the History Channel. It premiered with over 13.9 million viewers, making it the highest premiering drama ever to appear on the History Channel. Hatfields & McCoys is a three-part mini series based off of a true story about two American families at war with one another.
John Debney's unique ability to create memorable music across a variety of genres, along with his reputation for being remarkably collaborative, have made him the first choice of top level producers and directors. Blending symphonic orchestra, a wide range of world instruments, and the beauty of the human voice, Debney's landmark score for The Passion of the Christ became a world-wide success. The score earned him an Academy Award nomination, a Gold record and a Dove award.
John Debney has received numerous accolades for his talents. He is the youngest recipient of ASCAP's prestigious Henry Mancini Career Achievement Award. Last year, Variety devoted over 10 pages to John Debney for a special "Billion-Dollar Composer" issue highlighting his tremendous box office successes, including The Passion of the Christ, Elf, Bruce Almighty, The Princess Diaries 1 & 2, Spy Kids 1 & 2, Sin City, and Iron Man 2 which have made billions of dollars worldwide.