The soundtrack CD became a best seller, certified eight times platinum as of October 2007 with sales of 7,421,000 copies in the United States up to November 2008. It won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2002, the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (for singer Dan Tyminski, whose voice overdubbed George Clooney's in the film on "Man of Constant Sorrow", Nashville songwriter Harley Allen, and the Nashville Bluegrass Band's Pat Enright), and the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "O, Death" by Ralph Stanley. Some of the artists on the soundtrack played a concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, which was recorded in the documentary film, Down from the Mountain.
In 2006, the album ranked #38 on CMT's 40 Greatest Albums in Country Music.
In 2009, Rhapsody ranked it #8 on the "Country's Best Albums of the Decade" list.The 9513 Country Music Blog named ranked it #5 on the "Country's Best Albums of the Decade" list. Click Here for more...
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