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11/04/2014 03:13 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Steve Grand Releases New Single, 'Time,' And Cover Of Elton John's 'Bennie And The Jets'

Out country musician Steve Grand is back.

Grand, deemed country music's first openly gay male star, dropped two new songs today: "Time" and a cover of the Elton John classic, "Bennie and the Jets."

"Time" will appear on Grand's forthcoming album, which is being by Aaron Johnson, who has collaborated with The Fray and Eve 6, among other popular artists. The collection will also feature Grand's initial viral hit, "All-American Boy," as well as "Stay" and "Back To California."

Grand's online campaign for the album generated more than four times the original goal of $81,000 and became one of the 10 most-funded music projects in the Kickstarter history.

This summer, Grand teased fans by diving into Lake Superior fully nude after a performance in Minnesota for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. To document the au naturel act, he later shared a photo and video of himself wearing nothing but a smile.

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