Chris Stapleton is lending his vocals to the much-anticipated new film Toy Story 4.
The Grammy-winning singer recorded the end credit version of “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” for the fourth and final installment of the Toy Story saga.
Penned by Academy Award-winning composer and songwriter Randy Newman, the man behind songs like “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” and “Strange Things,” “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” was written from the perspective of beloved character Woody.
“Woody feels like he was a lonesome cowboy until someone comes along and changes his world,” Newman shares. “Chris Stapleton did a great job on this song.”
“To me what has made the ‘Toy Story’ films hold up over time has been the strength of the stories and the songs and the writing and the characters,” Stapleton explains. “There’s something for people of all ages to enjoy in the world that is ‘Toy Story.’ It’s a tremendous honor to get to sing a Randy Newman song in what is without question one of the most iconic animated franchises in history.”
Toy Story 4 hits theaters June 20. The official soundtrack drops June 21.
Fans can catch Stapleton on his All-American Road Show Tour throughout the summer and into the fall.