Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Country Strong’ Performance

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Gwyneth Paltrow 'Country Strong' Performance

Gwyneth Paltrow performs ‘Country Strong’ at the 44th Annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS) - One of the most memorable performances at last night’s CMA Awards had to go to Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Oscar-winning actress made her live singing debut and performed “Country Strong,” the title track from the soundtrack off her forthcoming flick with the same name.

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In the movie, which also stars Tim McGraw and “Gossip Girl’s” Leighton Meester, Paltrow plays a country singer trying to revive her career.

While accompanying herself on acoustic guitar and backed by Vince Gill on harmonies and electric guitar, Paltrow, who wore a black LBD and maroon booties, belted the catchy lyrics on key and delivered a smooth and entertaining performance.

Her gig last night wasn’t the first time the 38-year-old mother of two has shown off her vocal skills.  In the 2000 film “Duets,” which was directed by her father Bruce Paltrow, she and Huey Lewis sang a charming rendition of Smokey Robinson’s song “Cruisin'”. And next week, she will perform a mashup of “Singing in the Rain” and Rihanna’s “Umbrella” on her guest appearance on “Glee.”

Tell us, do you think Paltrow has a chance to make it big as a singer?

Watch her sing below:

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