Toby Keith covers Fred Eaglesmith

Canadian singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith (pictured) has built a strong following in these parts over the years thanks to heavy airplay on WMNF and lauded performances at Skipper's Smokehouse —performances that found him playing to the kind of alt.country-loving folks who probably wouldn't be caught dead buying a Toby Keith CD.

But that might change.

One of Eaglesmith's most poignant tales is "White Rose," from his 1995 breakthrough album "Drive-In Movie." Keith, who usually only records songs he writes or co-writes, includes a sensitive reading of "White Rose" on his album Big Dog Daddy, which hits stores June 12.

Listen to Keith's rendition of "White Rose" here.

Does this mean the 'MNFers can now forgive Keith for singing about putting a boot in someone's ass?

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