The 1000’s of people that turned as much as Austin's Auditorium Shores for the Beto O'Rourke rally on Saturday night time (Sept. 29) had been anticipating to listen to Willie Nelson sing by means of a few of his best hits — however the model new tune written for that particular event was definitely an encouraging shock.
The outlaw nation icon wrapped his transient headlining set with a pointed anthem, "Vote 'Em Out," that had attendees belting out the refrain on the stroll again over the river lengthy after he left the stage. O'Rourke is the Democratic candidate hoping to oust Ted Cruz from his senate seat, and Nelson made his loyalties plain with a cheeky tune excellent for a grand finale sing-along.
The tune's "Vote 'em out!" chorus is definitely easy, however Nelson labored some motivational wordplay into every verse whereas stressing how vital it was to train the correct to vote in an effort to drive this "bunch of clowns you voted in" out of workplace. (A pattern line: "The greatest gun we acquired/Is known as the poll field/If you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out.")
O'Rourke — who delivered a rousing speech that touched on household separation on the border, local weather change, the jail industrial complicated, police brutality, common healthcare, discrimination in opposition to the LBGTQ group and different points regarding Texan voters earlier than Nelson walked as much as the mic — watched nearly all of Nelson's set from the again of the small stage, however joined him to sing just a few traces of "On the Road Again."
In addition to Nelson and his band, the invoice for the night was chock filled with Texan expertise, with Leon Bridges, Tameca Jones, Carrie Rodriguez and Joe Ely all throwing their help behind O'Rourke's marketing campaign.
Watch Willie Nelson sing just a few bars of "Vote 'Em Out" beneath.