Soundtrack for the Motion Picture: Has launched a resurgence of bluegrass music in the US, and according to SoundScan as of 31 July has sold more than 3,000,000 copies in the US, staying in the top 10 Country/Western albums for over a year, similarly with the top Soundtrack albums.

VH1 ran a special on the singer who wrote the version of the song "Man of Constant Sorrow" on the soundtrack, Ralph Stanley. He released it in the 70s, where it was a minor hit, selling over 500 copies a week. A current re-release featuring similar song selection and label art as the OBWAT soundtrack is selling over 2,000 copies a week.