Academy Award-winning Gwyneth Paltrow has gone country. Gwyneth Paltrow Releases Country Single
You may or may not remember her flop dramedy “Duets,” but her cover of Smokey Robinson’s “Cruisin’” with Huey Lewis actually became a #1 adult contemporary hit. Now, she has gone country. While reports are saying she’s releasing a country album, don’t hang up those boots just yet, Jessica Simpson. It’s simply for her role as Kelly Canter, a washed-up, out-of-rehab country singer try to make a musical comeback in the upcoming movie “Country Strong.” The song, “Country Strong,” has been serviced to radio under Kelly Canter, while plenty have started to catch on that it’s actually just clever marketing for the upcoming movie, which also stars country star Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, and Leighton Meester. “I won’t stay down long / Because I’m country strong,” Paltrow croons on the track, which features Vince Gill and Patty Griffin on background vocals. It’s the first single from the soundtrack to “Country Strong,” set to be released on RCA Nashville on October 26 and will likely feature even more Paltrow/Canter cuts. To further blur the lines between fact and fiction, RCA has already set up a website for Paltrow’s Kelly character, as well as MySpace and Facebook pages. The movie, “Country Strong,” will hit theaters on December 22nd.
Either some good or bad news for country music fans. Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester will all be playing country music singers in the Shana Feste written and directed Love Don’t Let Me Down, the story of a rising singer-songwriter (Hedlund) who becomes involved with a fallen country singer (Paltrow) as they embark on a career rejuvenating tour with her husband/manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester). But romance and digging up the past might prove to much for the musical group. Next up Variety reports Harold Perrineau (of ABC’s “Lost”) Continue reading →