Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Country Strong’ Performance

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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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