[lastfm]Gwyneth Paltrow[/lastfm] can really sing. She spent months in “Twang-Town” immersing herself in the town for her role as an alcoholic country star in the movie [lastfm]Country Strong.[/lastfm]
And it seems to have worked, as Paltrow blasted it out of the park, which is more than the Tampa Bay Rays have done in the playoffs, but I digress.. in this video for the upcoming film’s title song. It’s a performance that wouldn’t be out of place on CMT – or at Ryman Auditorium, for that matter. Paltrow, was able to get some help from her husband [lastfm]Chris Martin[/lastfm], the frontman for [lastfm]Coldplay[/lastfm], and got some musical pointers. she said “He was so helpful, so sweet and encouraging.” She even had to learn to play guitar from scratch. “I mean, it’s embarrassing to be playing in front of your husband,” she says, “especially when he’s in one of the world’s most successful bands.” The movie will be out in limited release in the U.S. on Dec. 22, and in wide release on Jan. 7.