McCain - Palin Campaign To Use Pat Garrett's "Moose Shootin' Mama"

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Lofton Creek Records has just announced that the McCain/Palin campaign will use singer/songwriter Pat Garrett's new song "Moose Shootin' Mama," written about Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Pat Garrett

She's a moose shootin' mama!

Lofton Creek Records has just announced that the McCain/Palin campaign will use singer/songwriter Pat Garrett's new song "Moose Shootin' Mama", written about Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Just released this week, the song is being played "out of the box" on Billboard and R & R stations across the nation.

Garrett's label was quickly contacted by leaders of the Republican campaign and asked if they had permission to use the song, which will be used in various ways in connection with presidential campaign activities including websites, streaming, audiovisual works, and live performance.

Mike Borchetta, president of Lofton Creek Records, who signed Tim McGraw while at Curb Records, and was instrumental in the career of Leann Rimes, found out about the song in a message Garrett left on his voicemail, singing the chorus. "As soon as I heard 'She's a moose-shootin' mama,' I just knew it was something I had to jump on."

Garrett, who also recorded the song, was quickly signed to a deal, and the song was distributed to radio on September 15. "Moose Shootin' Mama" is available for purchase via download or by CD single through http://www.patgarrett.com.

The inspiration for the song was an email sent to Garrett of a photo of Sarah Palin holding a hunting rifle, and a friend's comment, "She's a moose shootin' mama!"

Garrett's songs have been cut by artists from genres as diverse as the UK's popular punk rock group, Arctic Monkeys, ("Bad Woman" 2008); polka king Jimmy Sturr and comedian Charlie Prose ("Suck It In" 2008); Grammy-award winning songwriter Hoyte Axton, and singer Tommy Cash, brother of Johnny Cash, with ("Old Timers" 1998). Other political songs he's known for include "The Saddam Stomp" (2003) which hit the Billboard 100 charts, "If You Love America" (2001) written response to 9/11, from which he donated thousands of dollars in profits to the American Red Cross; and "The Monica Lewinsky Polka" (1998).

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