Krauss recorded this traditional folk tune for the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?
. The movie's soundtrack featured versions of old-time American songs recorded by Krauss and other artists such as Norman Blake, Emmylou Harris
and Gillian Welch. The tracks were recorded in a relevant style to the setting of the movie in the 1930s Southern United States. The soundtrack album sold over seven million records in 2001 defying predictions that non-contemporary music was non-commercial. In 2002 it won the Grammy for Album of the Year.