Gwyneth Paltrow Is The New Taylor Swift (Read: Country. Music. Sensation.)

[caption id="attachment_6682" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Screen Gems"]Gwyneth Paltrow in "Country Strong"[/caption]

Move over, Taylor Swift and sit down, Shania Twain. There's a new country music sensation in town and her name is... Gwyneth Paltrow?

Wait, what?

Coming to you straight from the "too strange to be a joke" category, it's the video for Paltrow's new country music single, "Country Strong." 

As it happens, that's also the name of the Oscar-winner's upcoming movie, where she plays -- you guessed it -- a drunken country singer looking to get her life and career back into shape.

But before you start laughing too hard, take a looksee at the video because the crazy thing is, the joke may just be on us.

In other words, Gwynnie's not too shabby.

Sure, her music video skills could use some work -- her lip synching, rhythmic shuffling and awkward mugging for the camera all need some polishing -- but the singing itself is pretty darn good.

Of course, that shouldn't be too much of a surprise considering she's sung extensively on camera before (see: "Duets"), not to mention the fact that her husband is Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin. The real surprise here is the genre... and the fact that this single may actually get some serious radio play in the weeks to come.

Gwyneth Paltrow, country queen? Yeah, really.


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