London, (ANI): Gwyneth Paltrow has credited superstar pals Beyonce and Faith Hill with helping her to shake off her nerves ahead of her singing debut at Wednesday night's Country Music Association Awards.
The Oscar-winner hit the stage with Vince Gill to belt out the theme tune to her new movie Country Strong, in which she plays Tim McGraw's alcoholic wife, reports the Daily Express.
The performance, Paltrow's first major live show as a singer, earned her a standing ovation at the Bridgestone Arena in the country music mecca of Nashville, Tennessee. And the actress reveals she's lucky to know superstars Beyonce and Hill in real life - because they were instrumental in teaching her how to overcome her fears.
"I kind of asked my girl singer friends (for advice). I asked Faith (Hill) a lot of questions and Beyonce, actually, too," Paltrow told U.S. news programme Access Hollywood. The actress also admitted she had studied the Halo hitmaker's previous live shows to pick up tips on how to appear confident onstage.