Standing ovation for country singer Gwyneth Paltrow

Thursday November 11, 2010

It was a brave move from a lady better known in Hollywood than in Nashville.

Gwyneth Paltrow made her country music debut at the CMAs this week – and she received a standing ovation for her performance.

In front of a room filled with the industry's biggest stars, the actress walked out on stage with her acoustic guitar and belted out the title track from her new film, Country Strong.

If Gwyneth was nervous, it didn't show. Accompanied by country veteran Vince Gill, the gorgeous blonde boldly hit the high notes with a strong voice.

Even when she wasn't on stage, the 38-year-old didn't go unnoticed.

Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood joked with the actress as she sat in the audience, making reference to her rock star husband, Chris Martin.

"Gwyneth, I've always wanted to ask you something… Can I have two Coldplay tickets?," quipped Brad, before Carrie added: "Can you make it four?!"

The American Idol star went on to praise the mum-of-two for her bravery, saying "It takes a lot to come to our town and sing on our stage."

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