ALAN JACKSON RECORDS TITLE TRACK FOR UPCOMING WESTERN COMEDY

ALAN JACKSON RECORDS TITLE TRACK FOR UPCOMING WESTERN COMEDY

Alan Jackson has recorded “A Million Ways to Die,” the title track from Universal Pictures and MRC’s upcoming soundtrack album for the film “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”

Photos: (Top) Alan Jackson cuts “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”Composer/conductor Joel McNeely and Alan Jackson. Photos by Becky Fluke - Universal Pictures

Photos: (Top) Alan Jackson cuts “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”Composer/conductor Joel McNeely and Alan Jackson. Photos by Becky Fluke – Universal Pictures

The movie features a score by Emmy Award-winning composer and conductor Joel McNeely, along with the new song sung by Jackson and written by McNeely and Seth MacFarlane, the film’s director, producer, co-writer and co-star.

MacFarlane, the creative force behind the 2012 film “Ted” and TV’s “Family Guy,” personally approached Jackson to record the song for the film and its soundtrack. “A Million Ways to Die” debuted April 28 exclusively on www.ew.com and is available digitally today on Back Lot Music. The soundtrack album will follow on May 27, both physically and digitally. The film arrives in theaters on May 30.

By CMA