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Gwyneth Paltrow: CMA Awards Performance -- Video!

Gwyneth Paltrow: CMA Awards Performance -- Video!

Check out Gwyneth Paltrow singing “Country Strong” from her upcoming drama of the same name at the 2010 CMA Awards!

The 38-year-old actress hit the stage with a guitar for her live country music singing debut.

At the end of the performance, Gwyn received a standing ovation from fellow celebs, including Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman.

Gwyneth joked to CMT on the red carpet that she prepared for the gig by drinking a pint of beer!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Gwyneth’s CMA Awards performance?

Gwyneth Paltrow Performing at the 2010 CMA Awards

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  • jj fans

    She’s not a terrible singer but she’s got a weak voice.

  • GG

    I think she did well.

  • Twilight

    I’ll give it a tentative thumbs up but I’ve heard better.

  • Twilight

    Much better actually.

  • red

    She looks really scared/nervous. I dont blame her. I prefere her duets with Huey Lewis and Babyface. So goood.

  • rada

    obviously nervous, decent, clearly nothing exceptional but better than A LOT of “artists” out there right now. she did well.

  • perfect3

    she doesnt have a special amazing voice but she can carry a tune much better than that big forehead chick in the movie

  • Criss Cross

    I give her a 6 1/2 on a scale of 10.
    She was brave to do a live performance.
    That was live, right?

  • mln

    honestly i’d love to hate her but she has a good voice. you can tell she was nervous but it really wasn’t bad at all

  • harper

    Gwyneth has more range as an actress than a singer. She can carry a tune but she lacks passion.

  • M

    Gwyneth can actually carry a tune. She did a good job. She was nervous but kudos to her for having the guts to get up on stage.

  • west

    She has no stage presence.
    I guess she saves it all for film.

  • Next

    I’m so used to bad artists being promoted here that this doesn’t sound too bad to me. Better than all that Rihanna crap.

  • Next

    Would I tell her to give up her day job though?
    Probably not.

  • Shop Bop

    @perfect3: Do you mean Leighton Meester? I agree with you then based on what I’ve heard of the Country Strong soundtrack. Gwynnie is a better singer but big forehead or not, Leighton is much prettier.

  • Ali

    I think she did well – she looked so cute and scared and then relieved and happy. the problem is that it isn’t a great song. it has a tiresome theme and it’s not something i’d buy or want to hear over and over again. the producers of the film should have done better by her and gotten her a better song to sing.

  • Jess

    @rada: Not half bad. Vince Gill seemed impressed. Miranda Lambert not so much.

  • mickey

    ugly chick

  • greenfan

    This song has been done before by a couple of other female country singers — names escape me because I don’t follow country as much — but their versions were better from what I remember. I think Gwyneth sounded fine. Not great but she didn’t make a fool out of herself.

  • ITA

    @Shop Bop: Leighton is gorgeous. Gwyneth is plain but more talented.

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  • mickey

    She’s decent, but I’m sure people will overstate how good she is, thus blowing her extraordinary ego up even more. Vince Glll was really good. She is just annoying in general. Too fake for my taste. That song is stupid, too. “I’m country strong” ? Really? That’s just lame.

  • seven dust

    I’d give her a C+
    She’s better than Taylor Swift and Rihanna but not as good as Leann Rimes, Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood.
    At least she went through with it.

  • panda

    @perfect3: wtf..Leighton is talented so why the hate

  • jazzy

    Thank God she just stood there. Girl cannot dance. It was embarassing watch her ‘perform’ in that movie trailer. I don’t like seeing anyone humiliated and I think people would have laughed at her dancing. It’s that bad.

  • plez

    I am surprise she could open her mouth with all that botox that was used on her face.

  • lala

    Wow! The haters are out in full force tonight.

  • SteveG.

    GP did a fine job. She showed a lot of guts getting up there, completely out of her element and acquitting herself well. FAR better than the truly awful Taylor Swift.

  • not bad

    she did a fine job considering that she is an actress. She certainly looks very very nervous.

  • bad boi

    Love Gwyneth
    amazing actress, good singer !!!
    God Bless her !!!

  • Cheryl

    I don’t follow country music at all so I can’t comment on the song so much, but I thought she did a stand up job and well done Gwyneth. It is quite a thing to get up on stage in front of singing legends and do what she did.

  • Gar

    I’ve always thought country music was about being genuine, sincere and approachable. So when I see this ice queen with the self-important “advice” website fronting like she’s got an inch of warmth in her soul, it really irritates me. Yall better appreciate her highness for taking time out of her busy perfect life to serenade your common arses.

  • Liz

    Great job!! ;)

  • http://justjared Joanna

    Gwyneth You did great but please RELAX


    Not bad! I would like to hear Gwyneth team up with Meryl
    Streep…who can sing! They could make an interesting duet team! Just a thought! :-)

  • Isa

    Kind of a goofy song, but cmon, that’s a hard crowd and Miss G did pretty well, and frankly, better than Taylor Swift as far as being on key…(though Taylor was pretty as a picture, of course. Anyway, it’s Gwyneth singin’ country is just a one off for this movie thing, right?

  • Minphucker

    That was really good actually, had no idea she could sing.

  • nicole

    She did great!!! So much more talent than useless Kate Bosworth. At least she can act, sing, write, direct, etc. Go Gwyneth!!!!

  • http://yahoo carrie moore

    She did well, to have Vince Gill as backup great! To all those putting her down- U STINK !! She sounded good the song fit her! I give her thumbs up for expanding your career!! Iwill have the CD!!!
    GREAT JOB!!!!!!!

  • o.

    obviously nervous and she seemed to have her throat or larynx or whatever totally strained, But she’s got quite a lovely voice. She did better in the official recording but still kudos. And I think it’s in a way endearing she was so nervous – simply a tough debut.

  • Armyranger

    She is better off sticking to spendng her husbands money… Heard better from my dog barking

  • beautiful couple

    I’ve never understood why people define their opinions of a celebrity in the context of another. Not a KB fan but this post isn’t about her and I can’t take someone’s comments seriously when they feel the need to bring her up for no reason.

    I think GP sounded fine. She’s not a professional singer and it shows. They were smart to have her not move around too much. Her concert scenes in Country Strong were very stiff so having her singing/dancing in front of a live audience probably would have been too much.

  • Taylor

    awe she’s sooo nervous. i’m sure she’ll get better with time though if she keeps singing.

  • Better Than…

    She sounds way better than that overated Taylor Swift…..

  • Yawn

    So not worthy of a standing ovation. I’m sure her country music career will be over the minute the movie hits DVD.

  • KC

    I’m from Nashville …some “BIG” stars can’t sing half as good as she did last night. I like Taylor Swift but she can barely carry a tune, she has the “LOOK” that sells records … my hat is off to Gwyneth for a great job.

  • Nashville

    I suppose she had no earned right to be on the stage at the CMA’s , but for certain Vince Gills presence gave her the pass to proceed… one has to wonder WHY? a big favor? a paid placement? does ABC own the movie rights? its bizarre, however the song “Country Strong” cuts to the CORE of country!

  • Barbs

    Kudos to Gywneth!!!! Very talented gal!!!!

  • natalie

    i think she was excelent for someone whose first job isn’t singing.