A day before "Country Strong" arrives in theaters across United States on December 22, a music video for its soundtrack "Me and Tennessee" is premiered. It features a lot of scenes from the movie with Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw singing the song on the background.
The track is written by Paltrow's singer husband Coldplay's Chris Martin. "It's about a couple who are maybe irreparably damaged," Paltrow explained. "But then the chorus is, 'Then that old song comes on, together we're singing, forever we're singing, that old country song.' So it's about country music bringing people back together when they're having a difficult time in life."
The soundtrack album has been on sale in the country since October 26. Beside joining forces with McGraw, Paltrow also sings solo in at least three other songs "Shake That Thing", "Coming Home" and the title track. The other actors featured in the compilation set are her co-stars Leighton Meester and Garrett Hedlund.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw's "Me and Tennessee" music video