R&B hunk Usher
has released a new song urging his fans to vote in the upcoming presidential election on November 4. The singer has debuted "Hush" on iTunes.com as part of his continued national call-to-service for young people.
Usher, who is the youth chairman of the Service Nation Summit - attended by over 500 Service Leaders including John McCain
, Barack Obama
, Hillary Clinton
and Laura Bush
- will donate a portion of the proceeds to charity group the New Look Organization.
Usher has already led youth rallies, organized voter registration drives and stepped forward to participate in voter registration public service announcements for Leonardo DiCaprio's
DoSomething.org and CNN's League of First Time Voters.
He says, "'Hush' is about my awakening over the past 10 years to the social issues in our country and realizing that I have a voice. As Americans we have the right to speak out about slow recovery in the Gulf Coast (after Hurricane Katrina), a long war and home foreclosures. But complaining isn't enough, you have to also take action. Whether serving at the homeless shelter or going to the polls for the first time, you have to act or else Hush."
And he takes aim at his fellow millionaires in the words of his new song, singing, "Everyday he wakes up in his million dollar home/his life is like a video/the only reality he knows/He jumps inside of his hundred thousand dollar car/cruising up the boulevard driving past people living hard."
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)