RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Barack Obama's got a familiar voice speaking for him in Virginia's mountains: bluegrass music legend Ralph Stanley.
The Grammy-winning pioneer of the high lonesome sound of Appalachian music is featured in a new radio ad playing across southwestern Virginia, Stanley's home.
With banjos picking in the background, Stanley opens the folksy 60-second ad with, "Howdy, friends ..." He claims Obama will cut taxes for "everyday folks" and invest in rural areas to keep children from leaving to find jobs.
Stanley's mountain music won Grammies in 2002 and in 2003.
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