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Sheryl Crow rocks the vote with free downloads

August 21, 2008

crow.jpgSheryl Crow has long been active in political causes, and on Thursday the Grammy-winning singer launched her latest project,  the “Sheryl Crow Voter Registration Drive,” in partnership with Rock the Vote which aims to get young people more engaged in politics.

Crow, 46, will give away a digital copy of her album “Detours,” which was released in February, to the first 50,000 people who get three friends to register for the upcoming election, Rock the Vote said.
    
The singer, who has sold more than 30 million records worldwide and whose music blends country, rock, pop and the blues, will also give away a free download of her politically-charged song “Gasoline” to members of the Rock the Vote mailing list.
    
“There are such critical issues facing our country, from high gas prices to climate change that we need to do more than just register to vote, we need to get our friends registered too,” Crow said in a statement. crow2.jpg
    
Crow has been involved with Rock the Vote for nearly 18 years, and on “Detours” she sang about topics that included the war in Iraq and the environment.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis) 

Comments

I am a big fan and am happy to see someone as busy as Ms. Crow taking a stand. You are an inspiration to many.

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This will help – possible inspire some younger voters to help the elderly, homeless and handicapped to get out and VOTE!

 

I haven’t been able to hear Ms. Crowes songs, a friend suggested the name to me, reading some of the articles on Ms. Crowe I can only pray that she continues the hard work that she is putting in. I am 15 but can definitely appreciate the wonderful actions she is hard at work towards. She is such an inspration and I only hope to be as strong willed as this amazing woman is. Keep it up!

 

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