March 24th, 2011
09:24 AM ET
As substitute teacher Holly Holiday and New Directions coach Will Schuester, Gwyneth Paltrow and Matthew Morrison make beautiful music together on "Glee." Now the duo are teaming up for a duet on his upcoming album.
The "Country Strong" star, who performed at the CMAs, Oscars and Grammys, has dusted off her pipes once again to join Morrison on the classic "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," reports Entertainment Weekly. Despite being pals with Paltrow, Morrison admits he didn't feel comfortable asking the actress to appear on the record.
"The hardest part of doing this album was asking these people favors, like Elton [John] and her,” says Morrison, whose self-titled contemporary CD will be released May 10. "I'm so not that guy."
Morrison sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" for his "Glee" audition and also performed it in the Season 1 finale. For the album, he decided to switch things up by incorporating Paltrow's sweet vocals.
"I wanted to do a duet with a female. I thought that was a good song to do, and we really did a different arrangement of it," he says. "It's a lot of strings, and it’s beautiful."
Can't wait until May to hear Morrison and Paltrow tune up together? Not to worry — Holly Holiday returns to "Glee" on April 19.
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