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‘Country Strong’ Sings on Blu-ray This April!

The tagline reads: “You don’t have to be a country fan to love this movie.”  Hmm…I wonder how true that is?  Anyway, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just announced today that Country Strong will see an April 12th Blu-ray release date.  Country Strong stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Country Music Sensation Tim McGraw and Rising Stars Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester.  The Blu-ray will consist of Extensive Bonus Materials that include an Original Ending, Music Videos, Deleted Scenes, Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes and an Extended Performance. Check out the full press release below and pre-order your Blu-ray today!

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”) and bring a quartet of star power to the inspirational movie about second chances – Country Strong, debuting on Blu-rayand 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.

SYNOPSIS:

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.

DVD and Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:

Original Ending

Music Video: “A Little Bit Stronger” by Sara Evans

Music Video: “Country Strong” by Gwyneth Paltrow

Extended Performance of “Shake That Thing” by Gwyneth Paltrow

Deleted Scenes

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

Featurette: “A Little Bit Country: The Costumes”

Featurette: “Friends in High Places: The Cast of Country Strong”

Featurette: “Putting the Words in Their Mouths: The Songwriters”

movieIQ+sync featuring the Country Strong playlist

Country Strong has a runtime of approximately 117 minutes and is rated PG 13 for thematic elements involving alcohol abuse and some sexual content.

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