10 Million Americans Hear Oliver Anthony sing Rich Men North of Richmond
Rich Men North of Richmond" is a song by American country music singer Oliver Anthony that was released in August 2023.
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In a video explaining his songwriting, Anthony claimed that his lyrics are attempting to speak for the working class and that he aspires to be a "voice for those people", noting that "whatever it is they're doing, they can't quite get ahead". The song is popular with Republicans and Libertarians, with lyrics that revolve around common conservative or libertarian concerns such as inflation ("dollar ain't shit"), high taxes ("taxed to no end"), child trafficking ("minors on an island") and welfare abuse ("and the obese milkin' welfare").
The song has been popular among conservatives and far-right pundits. The song has received praise from Republican House representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, country singer John Rich, and conservative commentators Dan Bongino and Matt Walsh.