Willie Nelson has shared a new single, “Vote ‘Em Out”, which he debuted last month at a concert he hosted in support of Democratic senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke. Nelson has publically praised O’Rourke in recent times, as the liberal Red Headed Stranger has been a Texas resident for over a half of a century.
Nelson’s charitable work dates decades back, highlighted by organizing the first-ever Farm Aid in 1985, along with Neil Young and John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews joining the organization in 2001. The long-running nonprofit concert series seeks to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to support farming families, and since its inception has raised more than $50 million dollars.
Willie’s new politically inspired tune has a country twang to it, with Nelson ambitiously proclaiming, “If you don’t like who’s in there vote ’em out, that’s what election day is all about, the biggest gun we got is called a ballot box, so if you don’t like who’s in there vote ’em out.”
Listen to a recently recorded studio rendition of Willie Nelson’s politically-charged ballad below:
Willie Nelson – “Vote ‘Em Out”
Recently on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Nelson discussed his admiration for Democratic Texas Senate candidate, Beto O’Rourke, a polar opposite of Ted Cruz in every single way, and the Texans badmouthing his free benefit concert for O’Rouke. Nelson and Stephen Colbert also discussed Willie’s looks over the years, pondered which famous folks Nelson would most like to smoke a joint with, and amusingly responded to photos of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Watch video of Stephen Colbert’s comedic conversation with Nelson below:
Willie Nelson – The Late Show With Stephen Colbert – 9/19/2018
[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]
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