[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/03/getty-john-rich.jpg caption="Country star John Rich says millions of young voters support McCain."]
(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.