- Released: October 25, 2010
- Label: RCA
- 1.Country Strong
- 2.Love Don't Let Me Down - Chris Young / Patty Loveless
- 3.A Little Bit Stronger
- 4.Chances Are - Garrett Hedlund
- 5.Liars Lie
- 6.She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Double)
- 7.Shake That Thing
- 9.Give in to Me
- 10.Timing Is Everything
- 11.Words I Couldn't Say
- 12.Coming Home
- 13.Me and Tennessee - Tim McGraw
Liner Note Author: Judy Forde-Blair.
Recording information: Blackbird Studios; Henson Recoding Studios; LOUD Recording; Ocean Way Nashville; Pain In The Art Studio; Sony Studios; Sound Emporium; Sound Stage Studios; Station West; The Cave 2, Dallas, GA; The Conederosa; Tragedy; Treasure Isle Recording Studio.
Photographer: Scott Garfield.
The soundtrack to the Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw country music drama Country Strong is a collection of mainstream contemporary country that has a mild pop bent but stays just this side of country-pop. Instead, it follows the blueprint of its star, McGraw, and the early work of his wife Faith Hill, delivering a collection of crisp, clean, and melodic country where the Hank Williams, Jr. cameo is used as rowdy flavoring. If Paltrow never quite sounds convincing as a country singer -- she seems just a little to mannered to be "Country Strong" -- Gossip Girl Leighton Meester pulls off the sweet "Words I Couldn't Say" with ease, and the rest of the soundtrack is handed over to professionals like Hill, Lee Ann Womack, Patty Loveless, and Sara Evans, whose "A Little Bit Strong" provides a strong first single. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine