Wins Best Original Song at Academy Awards for "The Weary Kind"
Produces score & soundtrack for "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Lands first Grammy nomination for The Criminal Under My Own Hat
Tours with Bob Dylan on Rolling Thunder Revue
In 2008, Burnett helped to develop CODE, an audio DVD-video format which offers a high resolution alternative to MP3s, CDs and AAC.
"I've always written songs for people and written songs for films. I've been working all around. I don't know how to describe it. I've been a jack-of-all-parades, I suppose. I've tried to make myself useful around the studio. Certainly I'm looking for different ways to have music circulate through the culture that doesn't depend on the record business." Burnett quoted on The A.V. Club, April 28, 2010.
"I try to be a trusted source. I have my detractors of course, but I always try to do the true thing, I really do." Burnett quoted in Rolling Stone, Dec. 18, 2012.