Oliver Anthony, the country-folk singer behind this year’s most surprising No. 1 hit “Rich Men North of Richmond,” delivered a message to fans in a teary-eyed, 10-minute video posted to YouTube.
In the video, Anthony addressed his viral song’s mention at Wednesday’s GOP debate. Moderator Martha MacCallum opened the debate by asking Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis why he thinks the message of “Rich Men North of Richmond” is striking a chord with Americans.
“It’s aggravating seeing people on conservative news try to identify with me, like I’m one of them,” Anthony said. “It’s aggravating seeing certain musicians and politicians act like we’re buddies and act like we’re fighting the same struggle, like we’re trying to present the same message.”
Read the full article. The cult is furious since they literally pushed this guy to #1 with a “buy his single” campaign on social media.
“Rich Men North of Richmond” singer Oliver Anthony: “That song has nothing to do with Joe Biden — it’s a lot bigger than Joe Biden. That song is written about the people on that [GOP debate] stage — and a lot more, too.” https://t.co/hRvB1Ufmnu
— Variety (@Variety) August 25, 2023