(CNN) - Rappers and rockers flocked to the Democratic convention last week - now country stars are turning out for John McCain at the Republican gathering in St. Paul.
John Rich, of Big & Rich, voiced strong support for the Republican contender today in an interview with CNN.
"I'm one of those young conservative voters voting for John McCain that everybody says doesn't exist out there," Rich told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien Wednesday. "But I know there's tens of millions of us and I want to write a song that got everybody fired up and kind of a rally song."
Rich was referring to his song "Raisin' McCain," which he's been performing on the campaign trail. The song invokes McCain's time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
"He stayed strong, stayed extra long / 'Til they let all the other boys out," he sings. "Now we've got a real man with an American plan / We're going to put him in the big White House."
Rich will be playing his song tonight at the Republican convention, and he says he's been pleased to spend time with both Senator McCain and presumptive Republican VP nominee Governor Sarah Palin.
"Getting to be a part of this process is just off the charts for an old country guy like myself," he said.
Watch: Rich tells CNN about his support for McCain
John "Rich" ? That figures. How many houses does this unknown crooner have ?
Just what we need.... ANOTHER reminder that JM was a POW.
Polls mean nothing – America will not buy the hype in November.
People are just waiting for the chance to cast that vote. The arrogance of the media and Obama is going to bite them.
Or as Obama's "spiritual mentor" once stated "The chickens are coming home to roost" on Obama's head.....
Vote McCain or join the insane....
lol, young voters and country music don't mix.
Just keep telling yourselves that!!!!
and who are U?
Typical...Hmmm. Guess I see who he is catering to...
Good Ole-Country Music!!! Where's Willie??? On the Road Again...
Big and Rich = Not Relevant!!!
I haven’t heard it but I’m sure the song is horrible. I mean it is country music.
Wow. Country music to add to an already dull convention.
Sweet, country hack for a political hack. Rich is young...that's rich.
Yeah, he looks real young. McSame should go home, home, home, home, home, home, home – well, to at least one of them, anyway.
Well country music over c-rap I mean rap music should be a refreshing change.
Great. Another "Bubba" recommendation for the Republican nominee. Isn't this the mentality that got us in this mess in the first place?
Big and Rich
perfect description of the Republican agenda.
I repeat WHO?
Is it sexism to talk about the oil deal that the Gov. Palin sign while her husband work for the company?
Todd works for the oil company BP as an oil-field production operator, and is a member of District 12, Local 4959 of the United Steelworkers Union (USW). He is a Bristol Bay salmon set-netter and owns a commercial fishing business.[109
Hmmmm....a little more Palin Retribution? Does Todd STILL work for BP?
"On Wednesday, Palin signed a bill into law giving the state of Alaska authority to award TransCanada Pipelines a license to build and operate the $26 billion dollar 1,715-mile pipeline. It will transport natural gas from the North Slope through Canada to the lower 48 states.
Or is it corruption?
I wonder how many college students will tune in?
Sadly, that's what they mean by "Country First". They had a bunch of signs for the RNC that said "Sound Judgment". They were planning use THOSE during the speeches, and use just use the "Country First" signs during the music...but then McCain picked Sarah Palin.
But will they date their sister or even allow you in their homes.
"Big and Rich"?! Wow. As if the GOP's reputation of BIG Government Supporting RICH People wasn't obvious enough already.