Song You Need To Know: Gwyneth Paltrow, 'Country Strong'

There's some twang in our GOOP! Gwyneth Paltrow has gone country on us. To her impressive list of achievements -- which include Oscar-winning actress, yoga enthusiast, website proprietor (the aforementioned GOOP), advice giver, cooking video maker and Coldplay spouse -- we can now add country music vocalist.

Behold "Country Strong," Paltrow's first foray into the world of broken hearts and empty bottles. It's the title song taken from the soundtrack to Paltrow's upcoming, Nashville-based flick, which will costar Tim McGraw and Leighton Meester.

In the film, Paltrow plays a fading country star who attempts to revive her career after a stint in rehab. With that in mind, the track has a sort of redemptive quality to it. And Paltrow, with a weathered and worn voice, sounds surprisingly at home in the country music milieu.

Check out a snippet of the song below. "Country Strong," the film, hits theaters December 22. The film's soundtrack is due out October 26.

+ Listen to Gwyneth Paltrow's "Country Strong," here