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Ready for Leighton Meester to go country?

The Gossip Girl star and aspiring pop princess unleashes her inner Carrie Underwood as beauty queen-turned-country singer Chiles Stanton alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in the new film Country Strong.

Her signature tune? A cover of country singer Jessica Andrews' 2005 single "Summer Girl."

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Meester has been launching a music career on the side when not scheming as Blair Waldorf. She signed a record deal with Universal last year and has recorded three songs for her debut album, she told MTV. Two of them — "Somebody to Love" and "Your Love's A Drug" — have hit the airwaves already.But does she excel at country as she does at pop? Check out Meester performing "Summer Girl" below and weigh in: