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VIRAL: Cape Girardeau band's flooding song hits home

The song "Dry up or Drown" by Evan Webb and the Rural Route Ramblers has had thousands of views on YouTube since it was posted on New Year's Day.(Source: YouTube) The song "Dry up or Drown" by Evan Webb and the Rural Route Ramblers has had thousands of views on YouTube since it was posted on New Year's Day.(Source: YouTube)
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A Cape Girardeau band's song about living on a floodplain has gone viral after recent flooding in the Heartland.

Evan Webb & the Rural Route Ramblers is a five-piece, country band based out of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Their song "Dry up or Drown" has had more than 6,000 views on YouTube since it was posted on New Year's Day.

Lead singer Evan Webb and guitarist Adam Hellman co-wrote the song. Webb stars in the music video.

"If people think that maybe Alexander County’s not worth saving, just look at your own home town." Said Webb on Monday, "Think about all the memories that you have there and the people you know there [...] I’m sure you’d feel different."

Webb is currently displaced from his home in McClure, Ill. because of the flooding. He's staying with a friend until the waters recede.

The song refers to the floods of 1993 and 1927 and shows the recent flooding in southern Illinois.

"We'd just like to take a quick second and thank all of you for all of the support you've shown for Dry Up or Drown in the last 24 hours," the band posted on it's Facebook page on Saturday. "The reality being faced by thousands of families right now is a harsh one, and we hope that the song, in its own way, provides a little bit of strength at a time when it's needed. The people in these communities help each other, and they survive because of it.

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