We finally got to experience Gwyneth Paltrow‘s country chops at the CMA awards this week, and the response was overwhelmingly positive.  After telling reporters that she’d just been to a bar and drank a pint of Guinness to calm her nerves, she took the stage to showcase her crossover skills.

Paltrow seemed nervous and shaky at the start, but opened up as the audience warmed to her song and even cheered for her.  At the end of the song, Paltrow and singing partner Vince Gill got a standing ovation and audience members were shouting and cheering, as Paltrow appeared visibly relieved and overwhelmed.  Personally, I’m not much on country music, but I think Paltrow did a great job, and it was an excellent advertisement for her film, Country Strong.



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