‘Country Strong’ Star Gwyneth Paltrow Won’t Be Lighting Up
The Golden Globe nominees were announced today, and sadly, 'Country Strong' wasn't nominated for Best Motion Picture. However, the song 'Coming Home' received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song. We are definitely happy that 'Coming Home' was nominated, but we are a little disappointed that the film wasn't nominated -- not only because 'Country Strong' is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2011, but also because leading lady Gwyneth Paltrow won't be sparking up in celebration.
At her Walk of Fame ceremony on Dec. 13, reporters asked Paltrow how she would celebrate if 'Country Strong' received a Golden Globe nomination, according to New York Magazine. Paltrow replied, "With a joint, hanging out with my girlfriends, I don't know, I don't expect anything from that." We're guessing she was kidding around, but if she wasn't, maybe Willie Nelson can convince her to celebrate the film's song nomination anyway.
Even though Paltrow won't be smoking her celebratory doobie, she is probably overwhelmed with joy for the songwriters behind 'Coming Home.' It was written by celebrated country songwriters Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas and Hillary Lindsey. DiPiero has been writing country songs since 1983 and has penned more than 15 No. 1 hits for artists such as George Strait ('Blue Clear Sky') and Montgomery Gentry ('If You Ever Stop Loving Me'). Tom Douglas has been an active songwriter since the early 1990s and has written top Top 10 hits for Martina McBride and Tim McGraw. He also wrote Lady Antebellum's No. 1 hit single 'I Run to You.' Hillary Lindsey is also a celebrated songwriter. She has co-written hits such as Lady Antebellum's 'American Honey' and Little Big Town's 'Kiss Goodbye.' Congratulations to the songwriting trio; maybe they smoke a joint instead!