John Rich is throwing his political support behind Republican Presidential nominee John McCain.

"Guess what -- I'm pretty young," 34-year-old Rich said at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, referring to the buzz about young voters supporting Democratic candidate Barack Obama. "And I'm not voting for him Obama. I'm voting for Senator John McCain."

Rich had the opportunity to meet McCain at the dedication of the U.S.S. Intrepid Museum in New York. After the country star introduced himself, he says McCain humorously responded, "Like I don't know who in the hell you are."

On the non-political front, Rich is currently serving as a judge alongside Jewel and Jeffrey Steele on NBC's reality-talent show, 'Nashville Star.' He's also celebrating Jewel's recent spot at No. 1 on the album charts, as he produced the CD.