November 12th, 2010
09:57 AM ET
There's a good reason Gwyneth Paltrow gave a powerhouse performance at the Country Music Association Awards: She was channeling her inner Sasha Fierce by imitating Beyoncé.
Paltrow, who sang the title track to her upcoming movie "Country Strong" at the November 10 event in Nashville, tells Access Hollywood that she prepared for the gig by asking for advice from singer friends, including Faith Hill and Beyoncé.
More importantly, says the 38-year-old Oscar winner, “I studied Beyoncé a lot and her concerts for her kind of confidence."
It also doesn't hurt that Paltrow is married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who reportedly helped out on the "Country Strong" soundtrack.
"I’m lucky that I know some singers in real life,” she admits.
"Country Strong," in which the star plays a recently rehabbed country singer attempting to make a comeback, opens in wide release on January 7.
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