For the second year in a row, country music is a strong contender at the Academy Awards. The Oscar nominees were announced Tuesday morning (January 25), with 'Coming Home' from the film 'Country Strong' receiving a nod in the Best Original Song category. The tune is performed by the film's star, previous Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, who describes it as "emotional to sing," calling it her favorite song included in the film.

The tune, penned by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey, will compete against songs from 'Tangled,' and Best Picture nominees '127 Hours' and 'Toy Story 3.'

Last year's winners of the Best Original Song Oscar were Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett for 'The Weary Kind,' from 'Crazy Heart.'

Although Golden Globe-nominated Carrie Underwood missed out on an Oscar nod, country music and Nashville will have another representative on the big night. Mrs. Keith Urban, Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, is up for Best Actress for her role in 'Rabbit Hole.'

'Country Strong' is in theaters now. The Oscars will presented on February 27. For a complete list of the 2011 Academy Awards nominees, click here.