Song From “Country Strong” Earns Oscar Nod

This morning’s (1/25) Academy Award nominations included the song “Coming Home,” from the Country Strong soundtrack. Nominated for Best Original Song are songwriters Tom Douglas, Troy Verges, and Hillary Lindsey. Bob DiPiero also has a writing credit on the song, but only three songwriters are allowed to be nominated. (read why)

“Coming Home” was performed by Gwyneth Paltrow for the original motion picture soundtrack and feature film.

Released by RCA Nashville, the Country Strong soundtrack is currently one of the nation’s best-selling albums, perched at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart last week and at No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200.

The 83rd Academy Awards will air Sunday, February 27, on ABC.

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