VH1 You Oughta Know artist Delta Rae has been working the campaign trail in support of President Barack Obama; in addition to encouraging young people in their homestate of North Carolina to go vote early, they played an event hosted by Michelle Obama just a few short weeks ago where, according to singer Brittany Holljes, everyone in the band received “full Mama Bear hugs” from the First Lady. However, now that it’s Election Day, Delta Rae wants you to get out and vote, regardless of your party affiliation.
“Voting is very important, especially in an election like this,” Brittany explained to our own VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown host Jim Shearer in Napa, California last week, just moments after performing a scorching set at the Live In The Vineyard festival. “It’s close!”
Her brother, Delta Rae singer/keyboardist Eric Holljes, weighed in next. “I think it’s important for everybody, no matter your age, to have some foresight and think about where we’re going to be in 30 years. The decision we make right now is going to impact that, so I hope everybody out there goes out to vote.”
“Apathy is too cool right now,” Brittany added. “You have to care about something. Caring is cool.”
Caring is, indeed, cool! So go out there and vote today, and when you’re done with that, be sure to set your DVR to see the rest of Jim Shearer’s interview with Delta Rae (alongside interviews and performances from the likes of Adam Lambert, Gavin DeGraw, and more!) this Saturday at 9 a.m. ET on this weekend’s episode of the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown.