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Melissa Etheridge Urges Fans To Support Obama

September 1st, 2008 7:51am EDT favorite Add to My News
Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge has urged her fans to support Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama - after changing the lyrics to one of her songs at a recent concert in honor of the politician.

The singer - who performed at last week's Democratic National Convention (DNC) - pledged her political preference at a Los Angeles concert on Friday. Etheridge, wearing an Obama pin on her guitar strap, prompted the audience to erupt in applause when she adapted the lyrics of her hit song What Happens Tomorrow to highlight the Illinois senator.

She sang: "I believe a black man can work hard and succeed. And we could be content to believe that he can be in charge of the free. And be the president."

Etheridge continued to encourage the crowd: "When I was there (at the DNC), I felt a great sense of hope. I felt a great sense of, finally, us coming together because it was people of all kinds there... I feel a huge change coming. I feel it... Call all your family to vote. It's the most important thing you can do this year."

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