Strong female voices and talented Oklahoma musicians sit tall in the saddle on the soundtrack for the coming-of-age rodeo drama “Cowgirls N' Angels.”
The family film, now playing in state and regional theaters, was shot last year in Stillwater, Guthrie, Oklahoma City and Pawnee. Several Oklahoma musicians are featured on the soundtrack, now available through iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers.
Despite the movie's rodeo setting, the soundtrack features more than just country artists, although the story's inspirational themes herd the song selection primarily to uplifting anthems. Singer/songwriter/pianist Maggie McClure, who hails from Norman but now lives in Los Angeles, opens the soundtrack on a high note with her buoyant ditty “Good Morning and Good Night.”
Kim DiVine, a Massachusetts-born singer-songwriter, adds another bright pop track with “Little Things,” while Chicago alt-rockers The Powwows push the pace with “Everything's Alright.”
The two tracks from Alan Williams' score clearly are inspired by old hymns and match well with the rousing anthems.