"The People Speak" soundtrack is set for release Dec. 8, in conjunction with the Dec. 13 broadcast of the film on the History Channel.
The network said the film "celebrates democracy, based on the lives and experiences of ordinary Americans who, through their words and actions, changed the course of history, from the founding of this country to the civil rights movement and beyond."
"The music artists came to this project because of the hope they have for what 'The People Speak' will do for a new generation," Chris Moore -- one of the film's executive producers, along with Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and others -- said in a statement Wednesday. "Writing speeches and books is one way to bring about change; music is another. There is a long history of music serving as an inspiration for others to stand up and make a difference. One song can affect people unlike anything else."