Leighton Meester Inspired By Taylor Swift & Carrie Underwood

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Leighton Meester Inspired By Taylor Swift & Carrie Underwood

Leighton Meester stars alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw in Country Strong and like Paltrow, Meester lends her pipes to the movie’s soundtrack. When it came time to go into the studio to record the song “Words I Couldn’t Say, Meester says she was inspired by two of country music’s leading ladies…

“I tried to make it my own, she tells Extra TV. “But I was definitely inspired by Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift. I went into the studio and sang my heart out.”

While in Nashville filming the movie, Meester took time to enjoy what Music City has to offer.

“I went to the Grand Ole Opry and saw Carrie Underwood. Went to few honky tonks, too,” she says.

The Country Strong movie premiere will take place tonight in Nashville. The film hits theaters everywhere January 7.