If we asked you which actors were most likely to record a country music album, Sir Patrick Stewart would probably not appear in your list of answers. However, as we learned this Fourth of July, Stewart has indeed gone country, and it's for a great cause.
On Thursday, Stewart shared a Twitter photo of himself wearing a cowboy hat and guitar, with a link to a YouTube video.
Another tweet with another photo appeared on Independence Day, with Stewart calling himself "Cowboy Pat" and linking once again to the video.
The video in question, which has since gone viral, is a parody of those music compilation infomercials you've likely seen while channel-surfing late at night. In it, Stewart wears some folksy outfits and croons classic country gems like "Rawhide" and "Don't Fence Me In."
If you're wondering whether the silly video is advertising a real album, the answer is yes. There's a website where you can buy a copy of Stewart's CD with five songs. It's currently sold out, but will apparently be back in stock soon. It even features a bonus Christmas track, "Here Comes Santa Claus."
So why has a Brit like Stewart suddenly turned to country music? To raise money for charity, of course. All proceeds from sales of the CD go to International Rescue Committee, which helps refugees around the world.
Making us laugh and giving back at the same time? Well done, P Stew.
Watch Cowboy Pat do his thing in the video below: