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It turned plenty of heads when the news broke that Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow has a country single, but when the heads turned and the ears tuned, people have been cheering Gwyneth’s song, “Country Strong,” as a winner. It’s the first single from the soundtrack to her upcoming film, also called Country Strong, about a country singer named Kelly Canter, played by Gwyneth. In the current Fall Movie Preview double issue of Entertainment Weekly, Gwyneth says that her husband, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, helped introduce her to such classic artists as Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, but she’s developed her own love of country and bluegrass, too.
Gwyneth told Entertainment Weekly that she had to share a bit of musical enlightenment with a few New York friends who questioned some of her recent listening habits, to which she declared, “I’m like, ‘It’s Miranda Lambert! You need to get into it, people!’”
Vince Gill and Patty Griffin also lend their voices to Gwyneth’s “Country Strong” single, which will of course be featured on the original motion picture soundtrack to Country Strong, with the album release set for October 26th.
The feature film, Country Strong, also starring Tim McGraw, Leighton Meester, and Garrett Hedlund, will premiere on December 22nd.
Gwyneth Paltrow talks about why she enjoys country music so much. (:38)“The thing I love about country music is I love the authenticity of it. Like, I like how the lyrics are often very stripped-down and just real. And I find it refreshing that there’s not a lot of irony in it, and it’s just, like, straight from the heart. And I also love bluegrass, and I just think it’s…there’s a beauty to it that’s combined with a technical skill that I just find awe-inspiring, and I just…I’m very impressed with the skill level and also with the beauty of the songs.”
ARRESTED now in Colorado...but what a story and week for 2 brothers and their stripper sister!
Text messages and tweets by three fugitive siblings who shot at a police officer and robbed a bank reveal a dangerous mindset and a firm bond between the siblings, "We've certainly seen their mindset when... They shot at a law enforcement officer outside of Tampa Bay, Fla., and when they fired inside that bank in Valdosta, Ga. But these additional texts and tweets have given us additional insight," FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett told "Good Morning America" today. " We are concerned and feel that they are going to continue and cause problems to say the least for law enforcement." Ryan Dougherty, 21; his sister Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29; and half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, have been on the lam since Aug. 2 when they shot at a police officer attempting to pull their white Subaru Impreza over for speeding. A few hours later, they robbed a bank in Georg…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (March 2, 2017) – Award-winning songwriters Cole Swindell, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell(each recent CMA Triple Play Award winners) gathered with fans, friends and industry notables Tuesday night at the Warner Music Nashville office to celebrate the No. 1 hit “Middle of a Memory,” from Swindell’s recently certified RIAA Gold album You Should Be Here. “Middle of a Memory” became Swindell’s record-breaking sixth consecutive No. 1 single (breaking his own record) and ninth overall as a songwriter.
Swindell, the six-time Platinum-selling No. 1 hit songwriter is the only solo artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first SIX singles.
“Middle of a Memory,” recently certified Gold® by the RIAA, is the followup to the Platinum-certified, 1+ Billion-reaching smash single “You Should Be Here.”
Each of the six singles and two albums Swindell has released since he signed with Warner Bros. Records three years ago have not only all gone to N…