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Composer Nathan Barr Says ‘Yeeeeeehaaaaaa’ to ‘Dukes’ Score

Posted in News on June 16, 2005
BMI film composer Nathan Barr, who is busy putting the finishing touches on the score to the forthcoming action/comedy The Dukes of Hazzard, took some time to meet with BMI executives in the studio.

Shown at the scoring session are BMI composer Nate Barr, BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, First Artists Management's Rich Jacobellis and BMI's Ray Yee.

Based on the hit television series that ran from 1979-85, this present-day story follows the adventures of "good old boy" cousins, Bo (Seann William Scott) and Luke (Johnny Knoxville) Duke, who with the help of their eye-catching cousin Daisy (Jessica Simpson) and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse (BMI songwriter/artist Willie Nelson), try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner Boss Hogg (Burt Reynolds). The Dukes of Hazzard hits theaters on August 5.

An assistant to Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, Barr struck out on his own in 1998 after landing his first feature film entitled Hairshirt, directed by Dean Paras, and starring Neve Campbell and Rebecca Gayheart. Since then, he has scored more than 10 films ranging from the critically acclaimed documentary Beyond The Mat (1999), to the Quentin Tarantino produced Hangman's Daughter (2000). His TV scoring credits include the CBS drama Kate Brasher (2001), starring Mary Stuart Masterson, and produced by Danny DeVito and Stephen Tolkin.