Gwyneth Paltrow to make Country Music Debut at the CMA Awards

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Gwyneth Paltrow will make her live country music singing debut according to ABC, on The 44th Annual CMA Awards.

ABC will air the CMA awards from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on November 10.

The actress will be singing the title track from her forthcoming  film Country Strong. On October 26, RCA Nashville will publish the track to the movie.

Paltrow has got the right stuff to make it big in Nashville according to the director of the upcoming film.

Director Shana Feste told PEOPLE at Elle’s 17th Annual Women in Hollywood event where the actress was honored, “She worked very hard on the music.”

“She worked with Byron Gallimore, who was Tim McGraw and Faith’s Hill’s producer … And she had guitar lessons and vocal lessons and she took it very, very seriously.”

“I just knew that she had the chops to do it and I thought that it was a surprising choice.
She’s not who you’d think of when you think country singer. Your mind doesn’t immediately go to Gwyneth Paltrow, but I knew that she had the acting ability to pull it off,” Feste said.

Feste also thinks that Country Strong songs by Paltrow could win over country fans. She explained, “She has one on the radio now, and there’s another one called ‘Coming Home,’ which is a beautiful power ballad and it really shows off her vocals.”

Country Strong will hit theaters in Los Angeles and Nashville on December 22 and on January 7, the movie will arrive nationwide.

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