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Toby Keith just did something he’s wanted to do for years, but never had the guts to go through with…until now AP

It’s hard to imagine country powerhouse Toby Keith having second thoughts on just about anything. Yet, when it came to his latest single “Beautiful Stranger,” it turns out the singer/songwriter/business owner really found himself in quite the predicament.

“(Beautiful Stranger) was written years ago and I kept saying I wasn’t putting it on an album until it had a shot at being a single,” Keith explained in a recent press release. “The vocal shows some range people probably don’t hear out of me a lot.”

The song is just one of the amazing pieces of work coming from Keith’s latest album “35 mph Town” and yet another chance to see this country big boy’s tender heart. Keith also recently showed that heart off in a brand new commercial for the Wounded Warriors Project’s “Believe In Heroes” campaign that will begin airing nationally Oct. 24.

According to a recent press release, the commercial will feature “the Schei family, whose son Erik was shot by a sniper in Iraq in 2005 and continues to recover. His brother Deven, seeking to finish his brother’s mission of service, joined the Army and was wounded in Afghanistan in 2010. It also features retired Air Force Capt. Mary McGriff, who served in Iraq in 2005 and has received some help through Wounded Warriors Project with her treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.”

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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