Music executives are hot for Gwyneth Paltrow.
Not only does the Oscar winner plays a former country music star trying to revive her career in the upcoming flick Country Strong, she also performs live tonight on the Country Music Awards.
One music executive says it appears her team is putting something into place. "They debuted the [Country Strong] song this summer and have just gone to country radio," the exec said. "This is almost three months prior to the movie coming out and she is performing on the CMAs.
"It is risky to go to country radio that much before the film. If they reject her, then the movie is DOA."
A source close to Gwynnie says, "She would never say never, but it's not something she is yet seriously considering."
Paltrow appears on four songs on the movie's soundtrack, which also features big-time country stars Faith Hill, Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins and Lee Ann Womack, among others. And one of our favorites, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum is among the songwriters.
"They have surrounded her with beloved country people," the music exec says, "so not only will they accept her, but she can have more of a career in that world."
And then of course, she's married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and she appears—singing and dancing—on next week's episode of Glee. As Jane Lynch recently told us, "She's a quadruple threat. We knew she could act, we knew she was gorgeous, but she sings and dances amazingly well, too!"