Actress turned singer Gwyneth Paltrow is gearing up to perform a song from her new film "Country Strong" at Wednesday's Country Music Awards -- and she's talking about the pressure of singing for country music's finest.

"I feel good about it... I feel nervous, but I feel excited," she told "Extra."

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Paltrow is no rookie to singing on the big screen, she took the mic in "Duets" in 2000.

Having gained 20 lbs. for the role of Kelly Canter in "Country Strong," which hits theaters Dec. 22, the actress calls making the film an "amazing experience." "I really loved the process of learning how to sing and learning how to play guitar," she said. "It was a very unexpected and fun thing to do."

The "Iron Man" star said she prepared for the role by drawing on fellow singers experiences. "I'm lucky because I know a few singers in my life I sort of drew on... And tried to understand how they got the confidence to do it and perform in front of so many people," Paltrow said.

Catch Gwyneth's performance of "Country Strong" Wednesday on the CMAs, 8:00 PM PST on ABC.

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