CULVER CITY, CALIF. (February 22, 2011) – Academy Award-winner Gwyneth Paltrow (Best Actress, “Shakespeare in Love,” 1998), three-time Grammy Award-winner Tim McGraw (“The Blind Side”), Garrett Hedlund (“Tron Legacy”), and Leighton Meester (“The Roommate,” TV´s “Gossip Girl”) bring a quartet of star power to the inspirational movie about second chances–”Country Strong,” debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 12th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Paltrow plays a country music star seeking to revive her music career after a stint in rehab.
The DVD and Blu-ray are loaded with bonus materials, including the original ending, music videos with Sara Evans and Gwyneth Paltrow, deleted scenes, and an extended performance of “Shake that Thing” by Gwyneth Paltrow.
Blu-ray exclusive materials include three behind-the-scenes featurettes: “A Little Bit Country: The Costumes,” “Friends in High Places: The Cast of Country Strong,” and “Putting the Words in Their Mouths: The Songwriters.” The toe-tapping hit soundtrack includes the Academy Award and Golden Globe® nominated song “Coming Home,” performed by Paltrow, as well as the new single, “Me and Tennessee” sung by McGraw and Paltrow, and music by country superstars including Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Hank Williams, Jr. and Lee Ann Womack. Country Strong will be available on Blu-ray™ for $34.95 SRP and on DVD for $28.95 SRP.
Soon after a rising young singer (Garrett Hedlund) gets involved with a fallen country star (Gwyneth Paltrow), the pair embark on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager (Tim McGraw) and featuring a beauty queen-turned-singer (Leighton Meester).
Written and directed by Shana Feste. Jenno Topping and Tobey Maguire produced, with Meredith Zamsky serving as executive producer.
Country Strong has a runtime of approximately 117 minutes and is rated PG 13 for thematic elements involving alcohol abuse and some sexual content.