O Brother, What a Party!

The soundtrack album to O Brother, Where Art Thou? has become an international hit. To celebrate the achievement, Mercury Records threw a lavish “platinum party” Thursday night (May 3) at The Factory shopping and entertainment complex in Franklin, Tenn., just outside Nashville. Among the dozens of principals and behind-the-scenes folks who were on hand to accept their platinum albums were Denise Stiff, who organized the music for the project, Ralph Stanley, the Peasall Sisters, the Whites, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Dan Tyminski, the Fairfield Four, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.