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Lady Gaga puts a country spin on 'Born This Way' for charity

April 5, 2011 |  3:29 pm

Lady Gaga has gone country –- for a good cause.

She's stripped her thumping electro single “Born This Way” to a twangy groove for a country remix.

Produced by the singer and Fernando Garibay, the “Born This Way (Country Road Version)” remix of the hit single is infused with harmonica blues riffs and the mandolin.

She initially released the track on her Twitter account in late March, but after it got more than 1 million hits on YouTube within its first few days of release, Gaga announced plans to put out the track officially.

A portion of the proceeds from downloads of the single will benefit the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) -- an organization that strives to curb bullying in schools. Gaga has long championed the organization and gay rights.

“If I wanna make it country, baby, it's OK/ 'Cause I was born, I was born, I was born this way/ From London, Paris, Japan back to USA/ Yeah, I was born on the road, I was born to be brave," she sings in the new lyrics on the countrified version of the track.

“Born This Way” spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was the  fastest song in history to reach sales of 1 million.

-- Gerrick D. Kennedy