Nashville beckons for Hollwood actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
Her upcoming film Country Strong sees her playing a troubled country star looking for a comeback, and director, Shana Feste, has been full of praise of Gwyneth's singing abilities.
"She's worked very hard on the music. 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. She's not who you think of when you think country singer […] but I knew that she had the acting ability to pull it off."
Gwyneth will be singing at next month's Country Music Association Awards and Shana thinks her vocals could win over country fans.
"She has one on the radio now, and there's another one called Coming Home."
Country Strong is released in the UK on January 7, 2011.
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