Sir Patrick Stewart: Is He A Cowboy Singer Or Is It Just An Internet Joke? [Video]

Susan Macdonald

Sir Patrick Stewart. Shakespearean actor, Star Trek icon, knight, feminist... cowboy singer?

Maybe you've seen it on Facebook or YouTube: a video advertising "P Stew's Cowboy Classics," an alleged collection of country/western songs by "England's premier cowboy singer," Sir Patrick Stewart, OBE. If so, you've probably wondered if it was real or just someone being silly on the Internet.

Is it real? Is it some videographer with too much time on his hands, editing together footage from old western movies to pretend to make a Patrick Stewart record album?

It's both. According to Good News Network, Sir Patrick filmed the parody commercial to advertise a real CD.

"Patrick Stewart trades in his Star Fleet uniform for a ten-gallon hat in his latest role: 'Cowboy Pat' — a parody video of a country-western singer, with songs for sale that actually rustle up some cash for a good cause."

"I'm An Old Cowhand" is performed as a duet between Sir Patrick and Lady Stewart (Sunny Ozell). She is a singer/songwriter who performs country music, as well as pop, jazz, and soul.

"The sampler includes the Christmas classic Here Comes Santa Claus, destined to be played at every Christmas party a geek attends from the rest of time."

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