Wednesday, October 20, 2010
– In her first-ever appearance at the CMA Awards, Gwyneth Paltrow will make her live country music singing debut on The 44th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 10 by performing the title track from her forthcoming feature film, "Country Strong." Paltrow will be joined by Vince Gill.
RCA Nashville will release the original motion picture soundtrack to "County Strong" on Oct. 26. The song is the current single from the soundtrack.
Paltrow and Tim McGraw, along with Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester, star in the movie about a down-and-out country singer.
Soon after a rising young singer-songwriter (Hedlund) becomes romantically involved with Paltrow's character, Kelly Canter, the pair embarks on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager (McGraw) and featuring a beauty-queen-turned-singer (Meester). In between concerts, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.
Written and directed by Shana Feste and produced by Tobey Maguire and Jenno Topping, "Country Strong" hits theaters in Los Angeles and Nashville on Dec. 22 and nationwide on Jan. 7, 2011.
Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the CMA awards air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Previously announced performers include Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Underwood, and Keith Urban. A special duet performances will feature Lambert with Sheryl Crow in a tribute to Loretta Lynn's 50th Anniversary as a recording artist, and Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson.