‘Country Strong’ — Exclusive Movie Clip Featuring Leighton Meester & Garrett Hedlund
Gwyneth Paltrow is receiving rave reviews for both her acting and singing in the upcoming movie, 'Country Strong.' And she's not the only Hollywood star proving her country chops in the film. Leighton Meester and Garrett Hedlund play budding singer/songwriters in 'Country Strong,' both performing multiple songs on the big screen, as well as on the movie's soundtrack. Watch the actors' duet of 'Give In to Me,' an original song penned for the movie, in this exclusive movie clip below.
Tim McGraw also stars in 'Country Strong,' and is ironically the only main member of the cast who does not sing in the film. He does, however, appear on the soundtrack on a duet with Gwyneth,'Me and Tennessee,' written by Gwyneth's husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Tim also served as executive producer of the soundtrack, which features songs by Sara Evans, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins and Faith Hill, who sings 'Give In to Me' -- the tune featured in the above clip.
"I'm the only singer in the movie, and I don't sing," Tim tells The Boot with a laugh. "But I like that aspect. Honestly, I was completely blown away by the talent. When I heard Gwyneth sing, I knew she was a fantastic actor and I knew she was a great girl, because I'd gotten to know her, but when she sang, there was nothing but pure honesty. Either she was so into her character and so good at finding her character, or she's a great country singer. When it came out, it was just pure honesty and pure believability. There was even a touch of Appalachian soul. I was blown away by that. And all the singers -- Leighton Meester, she did a fantastic job on her music. It was perfect for her. It fit her character perfectly. And I tell ya, people are gonna be really blown away by Garrett [Hedlund]. His music is so soulful. It's sort of singer-songwriter sounding. I would kill for his voice, to tell you the truth."
'Country Strong' hits movie theaters in Los Angeles and Nashville on December 22, 2010, and nationwide on January 7, 2011.