Thursday, August 17, 2023

Rich Men North Of Richmond

Something is stirring in the USA. The song above is threatening to keep Taylor Swift off the top of the next edition of the Billboard Hot 100.

Oliver Anthony uploaded it to YouTube on August 7th. He had just recorded it in his yard, alone but for his dogs. By August 10th the self-published song was number one on the iTunes country chart with no record company backing at all.

One person responded to Radio WV’s video, saying, "I’m a 39 year old Iraq vet and Construction worker, struggling like a dog to take care of two kids and keep a farm going when I’m not working 11 hour days. This hit so hard today I had to stop my old peterbilt and tear up. Preach brother."

There's a parallel in the movies. Sound of Freedom, despite mixed reactions and controversies, has now earned more at the domestic box office than big-budget sequels in the Indiana Jones and Mission: Impossible franchises.

Don't go betting against Donald Trump any time soon.

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