Leighton Meester has a new music video out. Yes, she is not just an actress, but she is also a singer. Best known for her role on CW’s Gossip Girl, the actress is set to appear in a new film hitting theaters next week, Country Strong. She puts her singing talents to use in the film, and that is where this music video for Summer Girl comes from.
In the film, Leighton Meester plays a character named Chiles Stanton who wants to go from being a beauty queen to a country singer. The film co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Garrett Hedlund. Paltrow generated some buzz for the film in November when she performed one of her tunes in the film at the Country Music Awards.
Summer Girl is not an original tune, but it is a cover of a 2005 song by country singer Jessica Andrews. The tune is completely country, and it is shocking but Meester manages to pull off a country tune!
The short two-minute music video is a performance clip with some scenes from the film filtered in throughout. She has a pleasant singing voice when it comes down to it. Just earlier this week, she announced plans to leave Gossip Girl after two more years. Will she focus on her music or film career at that time? That is her plan right now, but a lot can change in two years.
Country Strong hits theaters in a limited release on December 22, but it will go into wide release on January 7, 2011. Go here for the Summer Girl music video. Go here for the latest in entertainment news and gossip.
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