It’s no secret “Gossip Girl” star Leighton Meester has been nurturing a bit of a music career on the side when not ruthlessly ruling Manhattan’s Upper East Side as rich girl Blair Waldorf. If you missed her pop singles “Somebody To Love” or “Your Love’s A Drug” (or for that matter, her peppy cameo on Cobra Starship’s “Good Girls Go Bad”), don’t fret. In her upcoming film “Country Strong” (out in limited release December 22 and going wide January 7), Leighton lets out her inner Carrie Underwood as country music darling Chiles Stanton. Hollywood Crush was lucky enough to score the exclusive premiere of her “Summer Girl” music video, costarring Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund and Tim McGraw, and it’s pretty adorable. Watch below!
We can’t help but notice how cute Leighton looks in her white, ruffled mini dress and her red boots, busting out the playful country jam. The video also gives us one of our first substantial looks at the romance between Chiles and Garrett’s Beau. There she is playing with his hair! There he is admiring her on stage! There they are rough-housing in the backseat during a roadtrip! Previous trailers emphasized the (maybe?) budding relationship between Beau and Gwyneth’s troubled Kelly Canter (do we smell a love triangle? love quadrangle?), so it’s nice to see Leighton shine here.
If Ms. Meester ever tires of the pop-star scene, maybe she could give Taylor Swift a run for her money? We need more brunette country stars, don’t you think?
Are you digging Leighton’s new music video? Are you going to see “Country Strong”?