“Drill, drill, drill, but don’t spill, spill, spill” is songwriter and humorist Brent Burns’ response to the BP oil spill. Doing what he does best, Burns has made a scathing indictment of the oil giant in his song and music video, “Drill, Drill, Drill.”
Based on the Gulf of Mexico, Burns took the frustration and anger he and many Gulf Coast residents are feeling and put it to music. “I had to do something and writing songs is what I do. After I finished the song, it cried out for a video so we put one together and posted it on YouTube.”
The video can also be viewed directly on Burns’ website, www.brentburns.com. While on his site, Burns hopes people will download the song. All proceeds from these sales will be donated to Gulf Coast wildlife rescue organizations.
This isn’t the first time Burns has taken on the oil companies. In 2008, Burns’ song, “Pain At The Pump,” garnered thousands of hits on YouTube and CNN. CNN used the song and interviewed Burns for their special on rising fuel costs. No stranger to musical notoriety, Burns burst onto the music scene nationally in 1979 with the second highest debuting single of that year, “Cheaper Crude Or No More Food.” Paul Harvey played the song three times on his nationally syndicated radio show. This song was the only song ever played by Harvey.
A Purple Heart awarded veteran, Burns was the first entertainer to perform for troops overseas after the tragedy of 9/11. A portion of the proceeds from his other CD sales go to charitable causes including Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.
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