Patrick Stewart sings country for a good cause in a five-song sampler available for download, as the iconic British actor makes classics like "Don't Fence Me In" and "I'm an Old Cowhand" his own.
Stewart's humorous attempt at country music is meant to benefit the International Rescue Committee, a worldwide humanitarian group that helps "crisis-affected" refugee families in Europe and the Middle East, according to Rolling Stone
A fake ad for "Patrick Stewart's Cowboy Classic" popped up online last weekend, as the actor best known for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the "X-Men" movie franchise belted out country classic "Rawhide," "Button and Bows," and "Streets of Laredo."
The video has garnered more than 268,000 views on YouTube over the past week.
"With his Royal Shakespeare training, Sir Stewart can jump into character and paint a picture like no other," said the fake infomercial, which also promised "Duets Out West" with fake collaborations with Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Gillian Welch, and Stewart's wife, Sunny Ozell. He even worked in a country version of "Here Comes Santa Claus," noted The Huffington Post.
"The bummer for fans is that you can't buy PStew's 'Cowboy Classics,' since it's sold out, but you can get a five-song sampler for $10, with proceeds going to the charity," Gil Kauffman, of Billboard wrote
Stewart used his official Twitter account to pump the video.
Fans responded in-kind on social media.
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