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Web Exclusive! James McMurtry offers free MP3 and announces video contest

Starting Feb. 4, 2008, singer/songwriter James McMurtry will offer free downloads of his new politically-charged song, “Cheney’s Toy.”

Singer/songwriter James McMurtry is, once again, making a political statement through his music.

“Cheney’s Toy” reminds us that the war in Iraq is still going on — with veiled references to Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib and the stark image of a soldier who returned from the conflict, blind and brain damaged.

In order to make sure people get the message, McMurtry is giving away his new song, "Cheney's Toy," for free on Feb. 4, 2008, exclusively through eMusic’s Daily Download. Click here to head to eMusic for the download!

On the Super Tuesday primary day (Feb. 5, 2008), fans will be able to download the MP3 from McMurtry’s MySpace page and the Lightning Rod Records’ Web site.

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 Web site. Click here to visit McMurtry's MySpace page.

If needed, fans can create videos using slideshow applications at; click here for the Rock You application.

The top five videos' creators will receive T-shirts and autographed copies of McMurtry’s new album, Just Us Kids, which hits stores April 15, 2008. To visit McMurtry's UTube page, click here!

McMurtry’s choice for the best overall video also will receive an 8 GB Apple iPod nano with video capabilities.

Click here to send links to the videos to