Marjorie Taylor Greene says new viral country song is ‘the anthem of forgotten Americans’

Walk over there, Jason Aldean. Conservative and right-wing figures have chosen their latest country artist to cheer and amplify him. The song “Rich men north of Richmond“by an unknown Virginia musician, Oliver Anthony, went viral on YouTube after it was first posted last week. Anthony now has 500,000 followers on Instagram and 300,000 on Twitter (now known as X) with tens of millions of views of the videos posted across all social media accounts.

Currently three of Anthony’s songs including “Rich Men North of Richmond”. occupy the top three spots on iTunes in the US charts, edging out another conservative favorite and rallying cry: Jason Aldean’s dog-whistle-studded “Try That In A Small Town.” The song was clicked more than nine million times in less than a week. The song’s lyrics address the difficulties of workers’ struggles, taxes, welfare systems and suicide rates. Anthony controversially sings, “Lord, we’ve got people on the streets with nothing to eat / And the obese milk their welfare.” He even alludes to Jeffrey Epstein’s illegality of child sex trafficking.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., said on Twitter that the song “was the anthem of the forgotten Americans who truly support this nation, and unfortunately the world, with their hard-earned tax dollars and incredibly hard work.”

In one of his YouTube videos, Anthony said his political views are “pretty dead” and that both sides “serve the same Lord”.

Tom Vazquez

Tom Vazquez is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Tom Vazquez joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Tom Vazquez by emailing

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