Bill and Gloria's son Benjy Gaither both produced the film and the movie's soundtrack, which features some of the best-known Hank Williams songs as well as a few original tunes, and plays an integral role in the feel of the film. Gaither gathered a soulful array of country and gospel voices for the project, including Russ Taff, Wes Hampton, Michael English, Doug Anderson, the Isaacs and the Blackwood Brothers. Though he used mostly contemporary artists for the decades-old songs, Benjy employed the use of vintage instruments and arrangements to provide an authentic backdrop for the timeless music.
[Benjy Gaither in the powder-blue Cadillac seen in The Last Ride]
The DVD is available at Walmart, Amazon and other outlets, and it comes to Redbox on July 2.
Enjoy this trailer of The Last Ride: