“Young men are putting themselves six feet in the ground, ’cause all this damn country does is keep on kicking them down.”
Oliver Anthony is a regular guy who lives on a piece of land in Virginia with his dogs and writes songs in his spare time.
This weekend he uploaded a new song called ‘Rich Men North Of Richmond’ which struck an immediate chord with people all over the country and went viral overnight.
FOX News reports:
Blue-collar political anthem ‘Rich Men North of Richmond’ takes internet by storm
A new blue-collar political anthem is taking the Internet by storm just days after hitting the web.
Virginia native Oliver Anthony’s song, “Rich Men North of Richmond,” is a twangy, soulful bluegrass song detailing the frustration of a blue-collar man fed up with the leadership in Washington.
The song torches high taxes and lawmakers for turning their attention away from the working men and women of America to “minors on an island somewhere” — an apparent reference to the offshore retreat where the late convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein hosted some influential persons.
“Rich Men North of Richmond” also contrasts starving “people in the street” to “obese” Americans “milking welfare” and the epidemic of suicides in young men.
“Well God, if you’re 5 foot 3 and you’re 300 pounds, taxes ought not to pay for your bags of fudge rounds,” Anthony sings. “Young men are putting themselves six feet in the ground, ’cause all this damn country does is keep on kicking them down.”
Listen to the song below. This was uploaded to YouTube three days ago and already has over three million views.
The song hit number 1 on iTunes.
Rich Men North of Richmond #1 on iTunes.@aintgottadollar has 3 songs in the top 30
a lot of people are very frustrated with what’s happened to traditional America pic.twitter.com/82FvWyGA3n
— Real Developments (@pdubdev) August 12, 2023
He is already getting offers from people who want to produce a record for him.
🚨🚨🚨 BREAKING: After offering to cover the cost to produce Oliver Anthony’s album, legendary country producer @johnrich has agreed to PRODUCE THAT RECORD!! @dbongino offers to assist with distribution. Holy s**t!!!! 🤯
Oliver Anthony, email me back!! https://t.co/mzGzwLy1n6
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) August 10, 2023
Oliver seems a little overwhelmed by the response.
Rich Men North of Richmond has been uploaded to all major streaming platforms and will show up there in a few days.
Im still in a state of shock at the outpouring of love I've seen in the comments, messages and emails. I'm working to respond to everyone as quickly as possible. pic.twitter.com/iScaYp9AWQ
— Oliver Anthony (@AintGottaDollar) August 11, 2023
And he already has a show lined up for Sunday in North Carolina.
Morris Farm Market
Food and drinks available
Many more shows to follow. Don't stress it if it's a long drive for you. I'll be coming to your town soon. pic.twitter.com/Nz6ueTTMi4
— Oliver Anthony (@AintGottaDollar) August 12, 2023
This is such a great story. Congratulations to Oliver for his well deserved success.
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