“Chasing Dreams, Not Dollars: The Inspiring Stand of ‘Rich Men North of Richmond'”

After referring to the very popular country song “Rich Men North of Richmond” as a “right-wing” or “conservative anthem,” many leftist media outlets have been accused of being “out of touch” with Americans.

Despite the labels, the trending song has topped the Apple Music charts, even surpassing the number-one success of the country musician Jason Aldean, “Try That in a Small Town.”

This is a right-wing anthem that has gone viral, according to the media. It is insensitive, fatphobic, divisive, supported by the right, obscure, and offensive.

He hits the ground. I could go on forever. But how out of touch can you really be? “Outnumbered” co-host Kayleigh McEnany questioned on Friday.

As of Friday afternoon, the red-bearded, high school dropout Oliver Anthony’s song “Rich Men North of Richmond” had more than 21 million views on YouTube.

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It is a rant against Washington greed as well as a lament for problems that affect the working class, such as suicide, desperation, high taxes, and long hours for “bulls— pay.”

Many people connected with Anthony’s song and the feelings he expressed while playing his guitar right away.

Even personal accounts of what the song meant to the listeners were shared by certain admirers.

I’m a 39-year-old Iraq veteran and construction worker struggling like a dog to take care of two kids and maintain a farm when I’m not working 11-hour days, one individual said on Radio WV’s video.

Today, I had to stop my old Peterbilt and cry because this hit me so hard. Go on, dude.

Kennedy from FOX Business stated, “Fortunately for him, his spiral has been converted into art that is so true and people really, truly empathize with what he’s saying because he’s lived it.

Dagen McDowell of FOX Business noted that because she was born and raised close to where Anthony comes from, the song hit home for her even more. She said that the music affected her more than the lyrics.

Another individual referred to the song as “an anthem for 80+ million Americans who have been smeared, ignored, mocked, slandered, and robbed by their own government.”

He claimed that one of the reasons he didn’t write this song for fame or glory was because he was experiencing mental illness, despair, and anxiety as a result of the situation of our economy. And so many Americans can relate to that,” Dr. Janette Nesheiwat, a medical contributor to Fox News, said on Friday’s episode of “Outnumbered.”

Because he recognized and comprehended the grief, sorrow, and struggle that so many Americans experience on a daily basis, he quickly rose to the top of the charts.

He speaks for everyone who is unable to explain how they are feeling or what they are going through and may say, “We need change right away.”

“For me, the music itself, not the lyrics, is what appeals to people. She continued, “A man playing a resonator guitar, it can also be played like a slide or a dobro,” noting that Aldean’s song didn’t strike a similar chord with her.

“When he says ‘living in the new world with an old soul,’ the music he is playing is the music that was birthed on front porches and in churches, up in the mountains, up in hollers, and that is the truth of those words. And it wasn’t produced by a large machine that was forced down people’s throats in Nashville.

You’ll understand why this man is appealing to you if you listen to Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, and Ricky Skaggs, so do that.

McEnany claimed that the classification of the song as “right-wing” by liberal media sites including Rolling Stone, Forbes, and NBC News was indicative of attitudes prior to the 2016 presidential election.

“You’ll recall the employees of Carrier who lost their jobs.

Moving production from India and Indianapolis to Mexico is the greatest way to maintain competitiveness and safeguard the company’s future, a man in a business suit stood up and told them.

The video gained popularity, according to McEnany.

“You can simply tell how horrified these employees are. Amazingly, Donald Trump was one of the only Republicans to ever bring up the issue, specifically the Carrier workers.

Furthermore, it wasn’t Hillary Clinton speaking for the Democrats when she mentioned the Carrier employees. Bernie Sanders was there.

Both were on the same wavelength, and I believe that sentiment is still relevant today.

“Anyone who’s worth their salt in politics will say you need to be listening and saying, look, we need a government and political leaders that respond to that and respond to the cultural moment,” he said.

“When you have people coming together, multiracial, working-class coalition people coming together.”

 

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