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Gwyneth Paltrow in 'Country Strong'
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‘Country Strong’ Character Inspired by Britney Spears

When director Shana Feste was writing the screenplay for her movie 'Country Strong,' she was inspired by two very specific people: Britney Spears and Michael Jackson. 'Country Strong' tells the story of Kelly Canter, a once-famous country singer that falls into a cycle of addiction and depression. Canter, who is played by Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, sets out on a comeback tour after completing a stint in rehab.

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Gwyneth Paltrow
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‘Country Strong’ Soundtrack Songs – Track-by-Track Review

With the movie 'Country Strong' arriving in movie theaters across the nation this weekend, we thought it'd be a good time to round up quick reviews for each of the songs on the accompanying soundtrack. With a star-studded list of performers, including Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and even the film's star, Gwyneth Paltrow, it's sure to please country music lovers. Here's a quick rundown of each track.

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Tim McGraw Says Gwyneth Paltrow Is ‘More Than Welcome’ to Come on Tour

It's no secret that Gwyneth Paltrow quickly fell in love with country music while immersing herself in the character of Kelly Canter in 'Country Strong.' Working with Tim McGraw, one of country's biggest and most well-liked stars, had to play a role in that. And McGraw, who duets with Paltrow on the song 'Me and Tennessee' from the film, was so impressed with Paltrow's performance and got along with her so well that he would even be open to bringing the new-to-country co-star on tour one day.

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Garrett Hedlund in 'Country Strong'
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‘Country Strong’ Movie Pictures

In this gallery of pictures from the film 'Country Strong,' viewers will be able to get a sneak peak at scenes from the film before it is released on Friday, Jan. 7. The film's plot is centered around a country singer's fa

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Tim McGraw
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Tim McGraw Originally Opted Out of ‘Country Strong’

This morning, Tim McGraw sat down for an interview with 'Good Morning America' host Robin Roberts. The country singer joked around in addition to discussing his newest film role in 'Country Strong.' McGraw portrays James Canter, the vulnerable husband and manager to Kelly Canter, played by Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Faith Hill
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Faith Hill, ‘Give In to Me’ (From ‘Country Strong’) – Song Spotlight

Faith Hill is back with 'Give In to Me,' a new song from the 'Country Strong' soundtrack. Hill hasn't released a song that wasn't tied to the holidays or televised football since 2007, so you may ask yourself, what made her come out of hiding for this project? Well, it turns out her husband, Tim McGraw, is one of the stars of the film.

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Leighton Meester
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Leighton Meester Says ‘Never Say Never’ to a Country Album

Actress-singer Leighton Meester has already tried out the pop world with songs like 'Somebody to Love' and an appearance in Cobra Starship's 'Good Girls Go Bad,' but ever since filming 'Country Strong,' she seems rather smitten with Music City.

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Tim McGraw Leighton Meester
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Leighton Meester Calls ‘Country Strong’ Co-Star Tim McGraw a ‘Flirt’

Leighton Meester shares the big screen with Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow and Garrett Hedlund in the upcoming flick 'Country Strong' playing Chiles Stanton -- a beauty queen-turned-country singer who has an on-screen romance with Hedlund's character. So, what does Meester think of the real-life country crooner Tim McGraw?

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Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow
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Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow Debut ‘Me and Tennessee’ Video

'Country Strong' stars Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow sat down to debut their song 'Me and Tennessee' in a new trailer for the upcoming movie.

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Garrett Hedlund
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Garrett Hedlund Sings ‘Chances Are’ in New ‘Country Strong’ Clip

Garrett Hedlund -- with previous roles in movies 'Troy,' 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Tron' -- shows guitar strumming  skills as Beau Hutton in 'Chances Are,' the theme song for the upcoming flick 'Country Strong.'

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