If you’ve been listening to country radio or watching country videos you’ve probably heard and seen an interesting new track.
The song is Country Strongand the singer is Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow. Yes, it’s actually Gwenyth singing the song and she has a couple others on the soundtrack too it looks like.
It’s always exciting (for country fans like me at least) when movies centered around country music are released. I love listening to the songs and watching the movie. Country music fits well into movies. Country music is the soundtrack to most of our lives so movies with country music seem to have a bit of added reality to them.
The movie looks to be a story of a seasoned country star looking to fight off demons while getting stardom back. There is the husband and manager working to mend fences with his wife and star. There are also two interesting young stars. It looks like that could lead to some interesting situations in the movie.
Country Strong Trailer
Some good stuff there it seems. Country movies have always been hit or miss. Two great ones are Pure Country and the more recent Crazy Heart, which won some awards. It’ll be tough for Country Strong to follow up Crazy Heart.
I’m excited about the movie and will for sure head to the theater to see it. What has me interested right now is the soundtrack.
Country Strong Soundtrack
The lineup on the soundtrack is stacked with some big names and a few new songs it looks like. Here is the track listing and the big names singing the songs.
Download Country Strong Official Soundtrack
- Country Strong – Gwyneth Paltrow
- Love Don’t Let Me Down – Chris Young and Patty Loveless
- A Little Bit Stronger – Sara Evans
- Chances Are – Garrett Hedlund
- Liars Lie – Lee Ann Womack
- She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinkin’ Double) – Ronnie Dunn
- Shake That Thing – Gwyneth Paltrow
- Thirsty – Hank Williams Jr.
- Give In To Me – Faith Hill
- Timing Is Everything – Trace Adkins
- Words I Couldn’t Say – Leighton Meester
- Coming Home – Gwyneth Paltrow
- Me And Tennessee – Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow
Those are some impressive names. I love that Hank Jr. is on there along with each of the stars in the movie: Gwyneth, Tim, Garrett, and Leighton. It should also be noted that the great Vince Gill sings backing vocals on Country Strong with Gwyneth.
I like seeing a new tune from Faith. She hasn’t put out too much new material of late.
The now single Ronnie Dunn also makes an appearance on a classic country cheating song.
Country Strong – Gwenyth Paltrow
Is anybody else excited?
For more check out:
Gwyneth Paltrow Endured Painful Guitar Lessons in Preparation of Country Strong Role
Gwyneth Paltrow Shows Us Her Twang At The CMA Awards
Myra Robinson says
I am looking for Tim to do something with his wife. and I think ‘country strong” will be a big hit for him. this looks like a great dramatic role for him. but like I said I hope he does a movie with his wife soon.