Gwyneth Paltrow, the 38-year-old American actress and wife of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, wowed the crowds at the Country Music Awards last night (10th November 2010) when making her live singing debut.
Paltrow, who stars in upcoming movie 'Country Strong' as a drug addicted musician, played the film's title track at the awards ceremony and was backed by the veteran Vince Gill. Writing about the performance, the New York Magazine said that the actress sounded like "someone who can carry a tune", adding, "which is more than can be said for any number of people who professionally identify as singers". Miranda Lambert, one of the evening's big winners, spoke to USA Today about Paltrow's singing, saying, "Gwyneth is a great singer. She did a great job, I think. She sounded really country. She seems very genuine".
'Country Strong' is the story of troubled country singer 'Kelly Canter', and is set for release in the US on 7th January 2011. The movie has been directed by SHANA FESTE and also stars Leighton Meester.