Remember that time Garrett Hedlund from Unbroken and Friday Night Lights and Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl sang a fire country duet that charted #79 on the Billboard Hot 100? No? Well hey, that’s what I’m here for.
Leighton and Garrett sang the duet “Give In To Me” for the 2010 film Country Strong, which starred Gwyneth Paltrow as a troubled country superstar and Tim McGraw as her controlling husband. In the movie, Hedland and Meester play up-and-coming country singers who fall in love, and they are super convincing in this gorgeous slow song—especially Hedlund, who grew up on a Minnesota cattle ranch and whose character gives serious traditionalist country vibes. Actually, the more I listen to Give In To Me, the more I resent Hollywood for depriving country fans of this guy. I mean, in the beginning of the movie, he covers Merle Haggard’s Silver Wings. We were robbed.
Anyway, I’ve been waiting for this song to hit Spotify for years, and it finally has. So give it a listen, and then pray that Garrett Hedlund gives in and gives us some more country music someday.