Debut Music From Paltrow/McGraw Flick

Gwyneth Paltrow starring as "Kelly Canter" in "Country Strong."

The first music from the much talked about movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw appeared in insider in-boxes today (7/26), courtesy of RCA Records. The label is handling radio promotion for Paltrow’s recording of the film’s title track, “Country Strong,” which features background vocals from Vince Gill and Patty Griffin. The song was written by Jennifer Hanson, Tony Martin and Mark Nesler and goes for adds Aug. 23. It is the first single from the original motion picture soundtrack, set for release October 26 on RCA Nashville. No word on whether or not McGraw will be offering music from the movie.

Filming for the project took place in Nashville earlier this year, and Country Strong will be in theaters on Dec. 22. The project—which originally had the working title of Love Don’t Let Me Down—centers around a down-on-her-luck country singer trying for a comeback (Paltrow), her husband and manager (McGraw), a beauty queen turned singer (Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester) and a gifted songwriter (Friday Night Lights’ Garrett Hedlund). Oscar winner Paltrow also sang in the 2000 flick Duets.

Paltrow and McGraw in "Country Strong."

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