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Sheryl Crow rocks the vote with free downloads


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) 

Christina Aguilera rocks the U.S. vote


christina3.JPGShe can sing. She can Dance. And new mom Christina Aguilera can also rock the U.S. presidential election — or, at least try.

Rock the Vote, which aims to engage young voters in the U.S. political process, said pop star Aguilera would help launch the group’s 2008 U.S. public service campaign starting on Wednesday. She will urge people to register and cast their votes in the upcoming election that will send a new president to the White House and senators and congressmen to Capitol Hill.