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Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester Talks Country Strong

By January 9, 2011

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Leighton Meester photoLeighton Meester (Gossip Girl) plays a beauty queen who dreams of being a country music star in the dramatic film Country Strong. Gwyneth Paltrow stars as a troubled, alcoholic six-time Grammy-winning country singer taken out of rehab too soon who goes back on tour with Meester's character, Chiles Stanton, and good-looking up-and-coming singer/songwriter Beau Hutton (played by Garrett Hedlund) as her opening acts.

Meester, who grew up in Florida, got a real crash course in country music - and in what it's like to be a musician performing in front of stadium-size crowds - to prepare for writer/director Shana Feste's Country Strong. Read On...

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