Austin’s Singer/songwriter James McMurtry has never been shy about making a bold statement with his unique Americana/ Rock style. To help revive Democracy (and remind us all what that looks like) McMurtry has made his new song “Cheney’s Toy” available for free.
McMurtry and Lightning Rod Records are encouraging fans to use the free mp3 to create their own videos and post them online. McMurtry will choose the best videos and post them on his official MySpace page and website. If needed, fans can create videos using slideshow applications at RockYou.com. Creators of each of the top five video creators will receive t-shirts and autographed copies of McMurtry’s new album, Just Us Kids (in stores April 15, 2008). McMurtry’s choice for the best overall video will also receive an 8 Gb Apple iPod nano with video capabilities. Fans can send links to their videos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fan-made videos of “We Can’t Make It Here” have been viewed more than 170,000 times on YouTube.
James McMurtry – “We can’t make it here”