In 2005, My Morning Jacket leant two songs to the soundtrack of the film Elizabethtown under the name Ruckus. One of the songs was called "Same In Any Language" and was actually written by Nancy Wilson of Heart.
My Morning Jacket's 2003 song "One Big Holiday" is largely considered to be their breakout song. The signature guitar riff, along with lyrics about how the band was discovered, makes it a fan favorite at live shows. In July 2009, it was announced that "One Big Holiday" would be a playable track in the video game Guitar Hero 5.
My Morning Jacket's song "Run Thru," from their major-label debut album It Still Moves, was featured on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time. "Run Thru" landed at #99, just below the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 1991 hit "Under the Bridge" at #98.
In 2008, My Morning Jacket played an epic show at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee. The set started at midnight on a Friday night and featured collaborations with Kirk Hammett of Metallica, actor Zach Galifianakis, and the Nashville-Louisville horn section.
My Morning Jacket was forced to cancel their fall European tour in 2008 after lead singer Jim James fell off the stage in Iowa City, Iowa. James was injured but recovered without any permanent damage.
Frontman Jim James and the rest of My Morning Jacket once appeared in the animated TV show American Dad! My Morning Jacket played themselves in a Season 5 episode called "My Morning Straightjacket" where main character Stan Smith (the Dad) becomes obsessed with the band after trying to ban his daughter Hayley from listening to them.
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James is a huge fan of the late Jim Henson, calling him "one of the greatest artists of all time." James and the rest of the band were working collaboration for The Muppets, but the project was dropped when their producer was let go due to a takeover by Disney.