October 22nd, 2010
02:00 PM ET
She may sing about being "Country Strong," but Gwyneth Paltrow is getting weak in the knees at the thought of performing at the Country Music Association Awards.
The Oscar-winning actress, who is set to croon the theme song from her upcoming film of the same name, confesses that she's more than a little bit nervous about making her live singing debut at the November 10 awards event.
"If I don't faint, if I can just get through it, it'll be OK," she said in a radio interview, according to CMT.com. "Most people start in a bar, then a bigger bar, then maybe a theater. You're not supposed to just start at the CMAs. It's a little scary."
“Country Strong” stars 38-year-old Paltrow as Kelly Canter, a recently rehabbed country singer who attempts to make a comeback.
If the training the actress went through to prep for the part is any indication, she should pull off a top-notch performance when she takes the CMA stage.
"I had to learn how to play guitar, and I took singing lessons," Paltrow told MTV in May. "It was a real challenge, but I felt like I pretty much pulled it off."
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