By Wendy Mitchell
Updated February 15, 2010 at 03:30 PM EST

As the 2010 Winter Olympics kicks off in Vancouver, wanted to find out what music is inspiring US athletes. So we asked a variety of Olympic competitors what song (or playlist of songs) they’ll be grooving to before they compete. We’ll run these throughout the Games. Good luck, Team USA!

James Southam, Cross Country Skiing (on NBC this afternoon)

“Upbeat fight song with some great lines.”

“A Singer of Songs” by Johnny Cash

“Mellow song that just hits you and builds strength within.”

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