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WARNER BROS. RECORDS RELEASES DREW LANDRY’S TOPICAL SINGLE “BP BLUES”

WARNER BROS. RECORDS RELEASES DREW LANDRY’S TOPICAL SINGLE “BP BLUES”

“BP Blues” sparked national attention after Landry’s
appearance at the Presidential Commission

Nashville, TN – (September 7, 2010) – Warner Bros. Records releases the viral single from Lafayette musician Drew Landry, whose song “BP Blues” has spread throughout the country since his testimony at the Presidential Commission regarding the BP Oil Spill this past July. “BP Blues” is a soulful tune about the hardships and lost jobs that residents faced due to the recent oil spill in the gulf. The single is available on iTunes and all digital retailers. All of the label’s proceeds will go to benefit gulf coast cleanup efforts. Landry is currently in the September issue of Men’s Journal in regards to his efforts to aid in the oil spill cleanup.

“It’s definitely not about me or the song,” Landry says. “This is about the bigger issue, the people in Louisiana who went through this tragedy – it’s about being a voice for them.”

His testimony before the Presidential Commission on the BP Oil Spill sparked a viral movement behind his song, “BP Blues.” Watch the testimony and song performance here.

Landry has played Jazz Fest in New Orleans, House of Blues, The Roxy and SXSW, to name a few. He has sold a combined 12,000 copies of his self-released albums and has charted singles on the UK Americana charts. His latest album, Sharecropper’s Whine, was released by Landry’s band, Bandryland. His EP, Hurricane Relief & Tailgaten Companion, debuted at 11 on the Euro Americana chart. Landry’s music has earned him gigs alongside Billy Joe Shaver, Charlie Louvin and Dwight Yoakam. He has also played with Texas country acts such as Robert Earl Keen, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Randy Rogers and Rockers like Johnny Winter, Hank 3 and Sonny Landreth, to name a few.
For more information on Drew Landry, please visit www.dirtycajuns.com.

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