Socially and politically astute singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow wants people to vote in the upcoming elections. The nine-time Grammy award winner has teamed up with Rock the Vote to get people registered to vote. The “Sheryl Crow Voter Registration Drive” kicked off on August 21.

Current members of the Rock the Vote mailing list will receive access to a free download of her politically-charged song “Gasoline.” One can also log on to Rock the Vote: Sheryl Wants You to Vote to access the free download.

Additionally, the first 50,000 individuals that get three friends to register to vote will get a digital copy of her critically acclaimed album “Detours.” The album explores both personal and global issues, touching upon topics such as relationships, adoption, breast cancer, the war in Iraq, the environment and Hurricane Katrina.

“I have been involved with Rock the Vote since its inception and proud of the work they have done,” Crow said in a statement. “There are such critical issues facing our country, from high gas prices to climate change that we need to do more then just register to vote, we need to get our friends registered too,”

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“We are thrilled to partner with Sheryl Crow to register young voters,” added Heather Smith, executive director, Rock the Vote. “Bringing together music and politics is core to Rock the Vote’s mission. Working with Sheryl, we can reach out to her fans and encourage them to register and encourage their friends, family and co-workers to do the same.”

Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country. Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election.

Crow is currently on a North American tour through October 21. She will be John Mellencamp’s special guest during 10 concerts in Australia and New Zealand, from November 15 through December 7.