Lady Gaga‘s latest hit “Born The Way” is still hanging firmly in the list of top 10 singles, but in spite of that the singer released a country version of the song on her Twitter page (think the same vocals but with some guitar and harmonica added in). The song has, predictably, gone viral and the singer decided to issue it as a track with a portion of the proceeds set to benefit charity.
The 25-year-old will be donating part of the proceeds from the “Born This Way – Country Road Version” track to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
This is a charity that works specifically to create safe school environments for LGBT students, something that is desperately needed in light of recent bullying epidemics.
The original version of the song spent 6 weeks at the #1 Billboard Hot 100 chart spot, so with any luck this new version will raise a significant amount of money for the charity.