Gwyneth Paltrow Wins Big at This Year's CMA Awards11/11/2010 in MusicGwyneth Paltrow
There's a New Country Star in Town!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Gwyneth Paltrow’s much-touted 'country music debut' garnered the clear-voiced alto a standing ovation from the industry-heavy audience at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Singing the title theme to her upcoming film 'Country Strong,' backed by three-time Entertainer of the Year Vince Gill on harmonies and electric guitar, the response backstage was universally positive."
The applause was echoed by Miranda Lambert, herself a big winner on Wednesday night, who agreed, “She’s a great singer! I never got to meet her, but she did a great job -- and seems really genuine.”
Following her critically acclaimed live singing debut at the 2010 CMA Awards on Wednesday night, Paltrow revealed she turned to the industry's biggest stars for help prior to the show.
"I asked Faith Hill a lot of questions and Beyonce actually too," she told "Access Hollywood. "I studied Beyonce a lot and her concerts for her kind of confidence and I'm lucky that I know some singers in real life."
Even though the CMA Awards were the lowest rated in the show's history with only 16.5 million viewers tuning in, Paltrow's peers were impressed by her performance of the title track from her upcoming film.
In the meantime, the soundtrack for "Country Strong," which features vocals by Paltrow and backing by Vince Gill and Patty Griffin, is set for release on August 23.