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Gwyneth Paltrow Reportedly Gets Closer to Signing Record Deal

Gwyneth Paltrow
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As Taste of Country recently reported, rumors about Gwyneth Paltrow signing a record deal have been circulating for a few weeks. Well, the New York Post is now reporting that it is almost certain that Paltrow will be signing a contract with Atlantic Records, with the hopes of cutting a country album.

Over the past few months, Paltrow has been singing up a storm. Although the starlet caught the music bug a long time ago, singing in films like ‘Duets’ opposite Huey Lewis, her love for country music was sparked while working on the film ‘Country Strong.’

Not only did she star in ‘Country Strong,’ but she recently performed the song’s Grammy-nominated track ‘Coming Home’ live at the 2011 Oscars. She has also starred on an episode of FOX’s musical sitcom, ‘Glee,’ and performed opposite soulful songbird Cee-Lo Green at the 2011 Grammys.

Speaking about Paltrow’s imminent record deal, a source tells the New York Post’s Page Six that “Gwyneth’s agents have been talking to a number of labels about landing her a substantial record deal. Those who have heard the music say it’s country-pop.”

“Many labels would be reluctant to give a deal to a star whose first priority is film, but in recent weeks there have been discussions with Atlantic,” the source continues. “Gwyneth is a very different name for Atlantic, and one who brings a lot of recognition.” Atlantic Records hosts a wide variety of artists, from Kid Rock to rapper B.o.B. to Phil Collins.

Paltrow, who is married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, spoke about a record deal on the Oscar red carpet, saying, “We’re talking about it now. So we’ll see.”

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