2010 Rewind: No. 7 — Tim McGraw, Ryan Bingham Lead Country At The Movies

From Crazy Heart to Country Strong, Hollywood and Nashville were tightly linked in 2010. Tim McGraw, Julianne Hough, Trace Adkins and Carrie Underwood all went in front of the cameras. And artists as diverse as Ryan Bingham, Billy Currington, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney got their music on the big screen in one way or another. Country’s role in a large number of movies ranks No. 7 in GAC’s countdown of the dozen top stories of 2010. Read More

Tim McGraw: Vulnerability Can Be “Country Strong”

When Tim McGraw agreed to appear in the movie Country Strong as the husband and manager of a fading country star, he unwittingly set himself up for what might be his best on-screen performance to date. The movie’s lead character — Kelly Canter, played by Gwyneth Paltrow — is struggling with an addiction that played itself out in front of her fans, and Tim’s character sees it as his duty to help her revitalize her career. As a result, he runs through a lot of emotions during the course of the picture, and in one particular moment, it requires Tim to do something that even fulltime actors find difficult. Read More

Tim McGraw Goes Deep with Country Strong

Ever since he appeared in the 2004 films Black Cloud and Friday Night Lights, Tim McGraw has had a fairly regular supply of roles in the movies. The latest news in that department: He’ll appear in the spy drama Safe House, set to start shooting in South Africa, according to comingsoon.net. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. Tim revealed his involvement during an interview for Country Strong, the film in which Gwyneth Paltrow plays a country star. In that picture, set for national release Jan. 7, Tim portrays the husband/manager of Gwyneth’s character, Kelly Canter, taking the struggling singer out of rehab early in an attempt to jump-start her career before she loses her fan base. Because of the subject matter, Tim’s role with Country Strong went deeper than usual. Country music is, after all, a world he knows quite well. Read More