Hollywood seems to be going country.  Country stars have been going to Hollywood for years with artists like Jerry Reed, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Partin and even George Strait making it big on the silver screen.

The new trend seems to be going in the opposite direction now with superstars like Gweneth Paltrow going country.  Jennifer Aniston will be the next artist to give country music a try in her upcoming movie.

The actress, who is currently in Mexico City promoting her new fragrance line, describes the Goree Girls as “sort of the Dixie Chicks of their time.”

The movie is based on real events that took place in Goree Prison. The eight singers in the band go on to be embraced by the public and were eventually pardoned of their crimes.

It is rumored that Aniston will co-produce the musical project with big names such as Kelly Rowland, Pam Tillis and Ellen Pompeo.

It will be interesting to see what country purists have to say about this move.  There were rumblings about Gweneth being thrown in the Country Music Artist category.  I think it can only bring positives.  More people will listen to country because of the publicity.  I don't see a downside to the increased promotion and attention.

via Jennifer Aniston to Play Country Singer in New Movie Role - Taste of Country.