The blue-collar anthem “Rich Men North of Richmond” is currently the number one country music song in America, but its singer Oliver Anthony is in no rush to sell it and sign a lucrative multimillion-dollar deal.

‘I don’t want to be in the limelight’

whiskey river It was reported that Anthony lives off the grid with his three dogs on 90 acres of land in Farmville, Virginia. On Thursday morning, Anthony made it clear on social media that despite the success of his song, he has no intention of changing his lifestyle.

“People in the music industry stare at me when I turn down an $8 million offer,” Anthony wrote. Diversity, “I don’t want 6 tour buses, 15 tractor trailers and a jet. I don’t want to play stadium shows, I don’t want to be in the limelight.

He continued, “I wrote the music I wrote because I was suffering from mental health and depression.” “These songs have connected with millions of people on such a deep level because they are being sung by someone who is feeling the words at the very moment they are being sung. No editing, no agents, no bullshit. Just some idiot and his guitar. A genre of music that we shouldn’t have strayed from in the first place.

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‘Nothing special about me’

“Rich Men North of Richmond” shows how talented Anthony is as both a singer and songwriter, yet he remains incredibly humble and grounded.

Anthony wrote, “Nothing special in me.” “I’m not a good musician, I’m not a very good person. I have spent the last 5 years struggling with mental health and turning to alcohol to drown it. It saddens me to see that the world is in this condition where everyone is fighting with each other. I’ve spent many nights feeling hopeless, that the greatest nation on earth is fast disappearing.

Anthony describes himself as a high school dropout who has spent the past nine years working in industrial manufacturing and “getting to know thousands of other blue-collar workers on job sites and in factories.” I spend the whole day every day for the last 10 years listening to the same story. People are very tired of being ignored, divided and manipulated.

Anthony is also surprised with the response his hit song is getting.

“It has been difficult as I have been browsing through the over 50,000 messages and emails I have received in the last week. The stories that have been shared paint a very honest picture,” he said. “Suicide, addiction, unemployment, anxiety and depression, hopelessness and the list goes on…”

“I’m sitting at a weird place in my life right now,” he said. “I never wanted to be a full-time musician, let alone top the iTunes charts. RadioWv’s Draven and I filmed this tune on our soil with the hope that it can get 300k views. I still can’t believe what has happened since we uploaded. It’s just weird to me.”

Anthony concluded his message by writing, “Like those who once wandered in the desert, we have lost our way to God and false idols have distracted and divided us. It is a matter of great shame.

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‘The Rich Man North of Richmond’

“Rich Men North of Richmond” resonates with millions of Americans as Anthony uses the song’s lyrics to express the frustration of millions of working class Americans as he attacks politicians, welfare recipients and taxes.

“These rich guys north of Richmond / Lord knows they all just want complete control / Want to know what you think / Want to know what you do / And they don’t think you know, but me Know that you do,” he sings. “‘Cause your dollar ain’t a ***, and it’s infinitely taxed / ‘Cause rich people north of Richmond.”

Another line of the song says, “Lord, we’ve got people on the street, they’ve got nothing to eat and fat milkmen on welfare.” “Well gosh, if you’re 5 feet 3 inches and weigh 300 pounds, you shouldn’t be paying tax for your bag of Fudge Rounds.”

“Your dollar ain’t shit and it’s taxed unlimited / ‘Cause rich people north of Richmond,” he sings at a different point.

At the time of this writing, “Rich Men North of Richmond” has been viewed youtube over 20 million views after being out for only nine days. The success of this song shows just how upset and tired the silent majority of this country are of corrupt politicians clinging to the rest of us.

God bless Anthony that she didn’t let the success of this song get to her head, and took her time before taking her next step in the world of country music. Please join us in praying that Anthony will continue to be as humble in the future!

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