Leighton Meester sings a country ballad for upcoming film; hear it here

Leighton-MeesterImage Credit: PRN/PR PhotosCobra Starship made a good Gossip Girl go bad, and now a Gwyneth Paltrow movie has made her go country.

MTV reports that actress and occasional pop star Leighton Meester has recorded the twangy downtempo ballad “Words I Couldn’t Say” for the upcoming Country Strong (due in theaters December 22), in which she appears as a bright-eyed ingenue alongside Paltrow’s alcoholic, downward-sloping Nashville star. Stream it after the jump:

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  • Anna

    It’s funny how life imitates art. Leighton Meester is so much more talented, but shiny Blake “I-can-barely-act” Lively overshadows her with more press and better movie roles.

    • Shady

      Another great set of photos, sipmle but so effective. Can not wait to see the wedding pictures you seem to out do your self each time! x

  • Jules

    Unless she’s singin the praises of Glee, we don’t wanna hear it!!! JANE LYNCH FOR EMPEROR!!!

    • Oljushka

      I am totally obesessd with magazines as well. Just purchased a couple today; Self, Shape and a gossip one (InTouch, I beleive). I just picked up my Glamour, Cosmo, Harper’s and all the other ones last week. The InStyle has stunning photo’s in it! Enjoy!-Sandra.*

  • Dean

    Nice song, but it doesn’t fill me with GLEE.

  • Ashley

    she sounds good!! better than taylor swift

  • Alia

    There may or may not be some Auto-Tune going on here, but I think she sounds good. I might see this movie.

  • Nate

    This is actually a Rascal Flatts song from their album Me and My Gang.

    • Alia

      I didn’t know that! I sense an appointment with iTunes in my future.

  • RG

    I dont understand what this has to do with Glee?

    • Maggie

      Apparently, some fans think Glee invented singing, and all vocal should be compared to them. I like glee too but every song don’t need to be done by Lea to be good.

    • MDEP

      Actually, I think the Glee comments are jabs at EW for the amount of coverage they give Glee.

  • the girl

    Gorgeous song and good voice.

  • katie

    i love leighton meester she so pretty

  • dropper

    Very nice. How is it that Blake Lively is the one becoming a star? Leighton needs some better representation.

    • Bethany

      I totally agree. Leighton is much more talented. I don’t understand why Blake Lively is the one becoming a star.

  • a person

    Rascal Flatts + Leighton Meester = awsome! she is my favorite character on my favorite tv show…and that has always been one of my favorite Rascal Flatts songs!

  • julia

    Leighon Meester is Amamzing! great sonf… alot better than taylor swift :)
    shes a great actess ( bet character on gossip girl) and she goergous!!!!!

  • Bill

    Im very impressed by her singing. I havent heard any of the other songs, but my gosh, is that one good! I will see this movie.

  • jury’s out

    I’m really impressed.

  • justagirl

    Great song, great voice and way more talented of an actress than Blake Lively.

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