(NEW YORK) -- He's got an Oscar, but now Jeff Bridges is going for a Grammy.
The legendary actor, who won an Academy Award for playing a washed-up country singer in the movie Crazy Heart, will release his debut album in late summer. The disc is being produced by Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett, who has known Bridges for 30 years. He collaborated with the actor on the Crazy Heart soundtrack, and also worked on the soundtrack of his cult classic The Big Lebowski.
Burnett's production resume includes work with Elton John, Gregg Allman, Robert Plant, Roy Orbison, John Mellencamp, Tony Bennett and many other stars.
Bridges' album will include his own compositions, as well as material written by established songwriters. To kick off his career as a recording artist, he'll appear on the cover of Esquire magazine's music issue, which hits newsstands April 26.
As for whether or not Bridges will hit the road to promote the disc, he says, "You never know. We'll see. I'll get out and play...[but] I don't know how long [a tour] would be. But I'd love to get out there...it's fun to play with guys on the road."
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