WATCH: Willie Nelson Shares Animated Video For “Vote ‘Em Out”

Willie Nelson has released an animated video for “Vote ‘Em Out,” his urgent exhortation to citizens everywhere to use the most powerful tool at their disposal.

You can watch the new video for “Vote ‘Em Out” below…

The message is even more topical today than when the song was first released in front of the 2018 midterms. Written with and produced by longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon, “Vote ‘Em Out” finds Willie, joined by sons Lukas and Micah, describing the right to vote as a hard-won and sacred, putting the reins of power in the hands of the people:

“If it’s a bunch of clowns you voted in

Election day is comin’ ’round again

If you don’t like it now

If it’s more than you’ll allow

If you don’t like who’s in there

Vote ’em out….”

Nelson originally premiered the song “Vote ‘Em Out” live on September 29, 2018 at a rally in Austin, TX for Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic Party nominee who was then surprising the political world in his competitive challenge to incumbent Ted Cruz for the Texas U.S. Senate race in the 2018 midterms. As USA Today noted, the crowd estimated at 55,000+ “was boisterous all night, but reached its highest volume when Nelson debuted a new song to mark the occasion titled “Vote ‘Em Out”.” Willie introduced the song, saying “Here’s a new song I wanna spring on y’all tonight. Take it home with you and spread it around.” The response to the song was immediate as fans, as well as news and media outlets, did indeed spread it around and Willie went on to perform the track on an episode of the ABC show Jimmy Kimmel Live! a week before the 2018 election.

The song “Vote ‘Em Out” will not be shown at Farm Aid’s festival, nor is it connected to Farm Aid in any way. To be clear, Farm Aid is a 501(c)(3) organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Code, and does not directly or indirectly participate in, or intervene in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Use this version for information and reference. Thank you.

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