Renee Zellweger is adding singer to her resume.
The Chicago actress, 53, joined filmmaker turned singer-songwriter CM Talkington, 56, onstage during the Paste Magazine Austin Showcase on Friday in Austin, Texas.
The Academy Award winner – who is going strong with boyfriend Ant Antstead – looked every bit the rock star in a blue, pink and white plaid button-down over a grey t-shirt as she strummed a guitar.
She wore fashionable ripped jeans and black Converse sneakers while she played sang.
Her shoulder-length blonde bob was covered with a burnt orange University of Texas ball cap.
Multi-talented: Renee Zellweger helped out her old friend CM Talkington at a concert in Austin on Friday
Singer: She sings on the single Two Steps on the album Texas Radio
Old friends: Zellweger met Talkington when she starred in Love and a .45 in 1994 which he wrote and directed
After a fan raved that Zellweger has the ‘voice of an angel’ on Twitter, her beau replied: ‘She’s the best!!!’
In January, Talkington announced his latest album, Texas Radio, and revealed that Zellweger sings with him on the single Two Steps.
‘I love this record,’ the Jerry Maguire star said at the time. ‘From the milestones that led to this moment on the triumphant side of healing…the songs are an authentic and raw celebration of life and hope made in the great Austin tradition of gathering with friends to make music for the joy of it, and it feels like home.’
She continued: ‘Roll the windows down. Find a long stretch of highway. Turn it up!’
Texas Radio was released on March 17, 2023. Talkington compares the album to ‘driving through Texas and moving your way across the AM dial.’
The music on the album is a blend of country, Tejano, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, gospel and rockabilly music.
Talkington and Zellweger met in the 1990s when she starred in 1994’s Love and a .45, which he wrote and directed.
And the Bridget Jones’ Diary actress is still going strong with Antstead, 43.
Earlier this year, she joined the television presenter on a trip back to his native United Kingdom with his son Hudson, three, whom he shares with his ex, Christina Hall, 39.
High noon: The band performed during Ilegal Mezcal Presents HIGH NOON at HIGH NOON, the Paste Magazine Austin Showcase on March 17, 2023 in Austin, Texas
Plaid: The actress looked comfortable in a blue, pink and white plaid shirt and destroyed jeans which she paired with black Converse sneakers
Rocking out: The Academy Award winner played the guitar as she rocked out with the band
All smiles: At one point, she smiled at someone in the audience
Sharing laughs: She even had time to share a few laughs on stage with her old friend
Zealous fans spotted her in a photo Ant shared to Instagram that showed Hudson practicing his cricket skills.
Although she was hidden away in the background of the photo, one key detail gave her away: her recognizable orange Texas Longhorns hat.
The actress, who hails from Texas and studied English literature at the University of Texas at Austin, has long been a fan of her alma mater’s team, and the hat – which she also wore onstage on Friday – is a regular fixture of her low-key ensembles.
Zellweger met her boyfriend on the set of Celebrity IOU: Joyride, went Instagram official with the presenter in August of 2021.
The two were reported to be dating in June of that year, shortly after he finalized his divorce the Christina on the Coast star.
And, according to friends, the couple are getting very serious.
’They are so happy and super excited to be mapping out their long-term future together,’ a source told Us Weekly.
Despite ‘trying not to get too far ahead of themselves’ when ‘it comes to their exact arrangements,’ their friends believe wedding bells are in their near future.
Drop date: Renee’s song appears on the album Texas Radio which was released on Friday
Supportive: After a fan raved that Zellweger has the ‘voice of an angel’ on Twitter, her beau replied: ‘She’s the best!!!’