In spite of his longtime identification with the Democratic Party, country music superstar Toby Keith donated $2500 to Rick Perry last quarter according to FEC records.

Keith reportedly was a lifelong Democrat until registering as an Independent in 2009.

The country singer discussed politics on Mike Huckabee’s Fox News show on Sunday.

“It’s amazing how many Republicans call me for support. And then they go, ‘You’re a Republican right?’ And you go, ‘Well I’m actually a lifetime Democrat,'” he said. “And then they go, ‘Oh, sorry.’ And the Democrats want so bad — the real liberals really want to hate me. And then they go, ‘I still hate you, but I can’t believe you’re a Democrat.’ So I’m not a real political guy. I’m a very patriotic guy.”

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