Megyn Kelly Reveals Why Conservatives Love Oliver Anthony’s ‘Rich Men North Of Richmond’
Last week, we reported on the viral sensation Oliver Anthony, who has become hugely popular among conservatives with his blue collar anthem “Rich Men North Of Richmond.” Now, the former Fox News host Megyn Kelly is speaking out to reveal why this song has resonated with conservatives everywhere.
Don't even remember the last time a new song hit me like this
Be a shame if this anthem went absolutely viral
Oliver Anthony – Rich Men North of Richmond (FULL) pic.twitter.com/Qxm98Op9KI
— Jack Poso ?? (@JackPosobiec) August 11, 2023
Kelly Talks ‘Rich Men North Of Richmond’
During her eponymous SiriusXM show, Kelly explained that “Rich Men North Of Richmond” appeals to the millions of Americans who are disgusted by the current state of the government. She added that it resonated with Americans watching those who are in power break the law and then “sit back laughing at us.”
Kelly also pointed out that the song was released at a time when President Joe Biden and his son Hunter are being scrutinized over alleged foreign business deal’s from the former’s time as Vice President, according to The Washington Examiner.
“I do think they’re — ‘Oh, you know, he’s on drugs, he was on drugs, that’s really what this was about, don’t be so mean, he had a drug problem like a lot of Americans,'” Kelly said of Hunter. “That’s failing. People are starting to get it.”
“People who are on drugs don’t have access to the sitting vice president who can cut deals that can get them $20 million, help them cut deals and access $20 million and they sit back laughing at us while they flout the law,” she continued.
“Rich Men North of Richmond” is the most listened to track in the world in the past 24 hours.
This American working-man’s protest song has millions & millions of plays.
Sung by an off-the-grid farmer in the countryside with his dogs.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 11, 2023
Newt Gingrich Chimes In
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who was appearing on Kelly’s show as a guest, compared “Rich Men North Of Richmond” to the country music star Jason Aldean’s anti-woke anthem “Try That In A Small Town,” saying that both songs “reflect the sense of alienation.” He added that in a time when many people have no trust in the government, Anthony’s new song is “cutting through and telling the truth in a way that you very seldom have people do.”
“And I think frankly, that’s part of what has powered Donald Trump’s entire political career,” Gingrich said. “The people out there who feel the most alienated, whatever his flaws, at least he’s standing up fighting for them.”
Check out Kelly and Gingrich’s full comments on this in the video below.
‘Rich Men North Of Richmond’
“Rich Men North Of Richmond” has been viewed on YouTube over 12 million times at the time of this writing, and the song appears to target the politicians of Washington D.C. who don’t seem to care about the millions of blue collar Americans in this country.
“These rich men north of Richmond / Lord knows they all just want to have total control / Wanna know what you think / Wanna know what you do / And they don’t think you know, but I know that you do,” the lyrics read. “Cause your dollar ain’t s***, and it’s taxed to no end / ‘Cause of rich men north of Richmond.”
Whiskey River reported that Anthony lives off the grid on 90 acres in Farmville, Virginia with his three dogs, and he’s been shocked by the success of his song.
“‘Rich Men North Of Richmond’ has been uploaded to all major streaming platforms and will show up there in a few days,” he recently said. “Im still in a state of shock at the outpouring of love I’ve seen in the comments, messages and emails. I’m working to respond to everyone as quickly as possible.”
I can’t listen to Oliver Anthony's “Rich Men North of Richmond” without getting chills.
It's raw, it's true, & it's touching the hearts of men & women across this great nation.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) August 12, 2023
The success of “Rich Men North Of Richmond” just goes to show how sick and tired of the government millions of Americans really are. The music world might want to take notice, because it’s clear that this is the kind of content that is actually resonating with the average American right now!
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