Sammy Kershaw has been outspoken in his support of Louisiana and its coastline, especially in light of the recent oil spill affecting thousands in the Gulf of Mexico. Currently vying for the Lieutenant Governor position in the state, Sammy's love for the area, and heartbreak over the ongoing devastation, caused him to create a new charity, ProtectOur Benefiting both the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation and America's Wetlands Foundation, the cause is already getting assistance from a few of Sammy's best-known friends.

Kellie Pickler, the Zac Brown Band and Colt Ford have all signed on to be a part of the 'sp[OIL]ed' photo campaign, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting ProtectOur Created by New Orleans photographer Matthew Arthur and NOLA-based event planner Nicholas Landry, the pictures show the stars with oil on their hands, a testament to the oil still spilling in the Gulf.

Other country artists have continued to speak out regarding the tragic oil spill as well. Trace Adkins openly criticized President Obama's plan to ban all drilling in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, calling it "ridiculous." He also participated, along with Tim McGraw, in a telethon on 'Larry King Live,' to raise money for the ongoing recovery efforts.

And Jimmy Buffett is hosting a live concert, 'Jimmy Buffett and Friends: Live From the Gulf Coast,' which will include performances by Kenny Chesney, the Zac Brown Band, Sonny Landreth and Jesse Winchester. The concert airs live July 1 on CMT at 8:00 PM ET.

Pictures of the sp[OIL]ed campaign can be found here.