Country superstar Tim McGraw was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (air date 12/16/2010) discussing his Country Strong co-star Gwyneth Paltrow’s performance and standing ovation she received at the Country Music Awards (CMA’s) earlier this month.
ELLEN: “So, you do a movie with Gwyneth Paltrow, who by the way blew everybody away at the CMA’s, getting a standing ovation. Did you know that she sang? Have you heard her sing before?”
TIM: “You know, she did that movie “Duets” with Huey Lewis so I’ve heard that song. Country music to me is a whole different deal. I’m biased because that’s what I do. You can’t get away singing country music unless there’s a lot of honesty involved. It just doesn’t work. It worked for her. I’m sort of pissed at her though. I’ve been, what, twenty years I’ve been in the music business and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a standing ovation at the CMA’s. After all the hard work I’ve done. After all the time and effort. And then she walks out and sings one song and everybody stands up.” LAUGHS
Tim had his sophisticated ‘I’m not a country star, I live in Berkley’ look going on for the show. McGraw is married to Faith Hill.
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