With the U.S. election just weeks away, artists are imploring their fans to get out and vote on November 3. Country music legend Willie Nelson, however, decided to take his advice one step further.
In a new animated video for his 2018 single “Vote ‘Em Out,” the outspoken star is asking that voters use the election to unseat those in power with a simple message; “If you don’t like who’s in there, vote ’em out.” The new clip shows cartoon voters casting their ballots, which Nelson pointedly calls “the biggest gun we got.”
Nelson originally premiered the song at a 2018 rally for then-Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke in Austin, Texas as he ran against longtime Republican senator Ted Cruz. Throughout the song, Nelson lambasts the Republican party as he sings, “If it’s a bunch of clowns you voted in / Election day is comin’ ‘round again.”
The video arrived just ahead of Nelson’s Saturday performance at the 35th anniversary of Farm Aid, the first all-virtual edition of the annual celebration, which is also slated to feature guest performers like Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, and many more.
Check out Nelson’s new video for “Vote ‘Em Out” below: