If you know anything about the upcoming film Country Strong, it’s probably that Gwyneth Paltrow stars and that Gwyneth Paltrow sings country songs and that Gwyneth Paltrow sang at the Country Music Awards and that Gwyneth Paltrow was on Glee and that Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to buy this $6,000 umbrella with a handle crafted from the wood of Noah’s Ark. But it turns out that other people are in Country Strong, including Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Hedlund plays a country singer on the rise who teams up with Paltrow, and I’m sure they go on some kind of awesome journey of self discovery, giant belt buckles, spitting chaw, and domestic violence, but the real story here is Leighton Meester and how she should date me. Moviefone posted an exclusive clip of Meester and Hedlund singing a duet for Country Strong, and while I am not much of a country fan – I once pretended to like Garth Brooks for a handy on a hay ride – I can appreciate Meester’s talents, but mainly that she makes me want to be a better person and do things like volunteer at orphanages and pay my taxes.
Rootin’ tootin’ yeehaw jamboree after the jump, pardners…
On a side note – I’ve never watched a minute of Gossip Girl, but I tip my 10-gallon hat to the show’s producers and casting director for teaming Leighton Meester and Blake Lively. They’re far and away the Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison (in their prime) of chicks on TV. They blow Shannon Doherty and Jennie Garth out of the water. I seriously can’t think of a young hot chick duo that even holds a candle to Meester and Lively. Bravo, whatever network Gossip Girls is on. Bravo.