Oliver Anthony released his song “Rich Men North of Richmond” on Monday, August 7.
The song made Anthony a star by the end of the week.
And Megyn Kelly explained why Americans can’t get enough of the new hit song “Rich Men North of Richmond.”
Today’s digital world allows musicians to become overnight sensations for Americans all across the country.
That’s exactly what happened to Oliver Anthony last week after his song “Rich Men North of Richmond” went viral on social media and turned him into a superstar.
On Sunday, thousands of people visited Morris Farm in North Carolina to hear Anthony perform his song at the Farmer’s Market.
Anthony was blown away by the large crowd and massive outpouring of support he received for the song.
As the Washington Examiner reported, the song “gives voice to the disgust and resentment they [Americans] feel toward the government” and “features lyrics criticizing politicians.”
But on a recent episode of her podcast, Megyn Kelly offered her thoughts on why the song is resonating with the American people.
“We were reminded, I think, as a country about the importance of, in particular, economic issues by a guy named Oliver Anthony this past week,” Kelly said. “I don’t know if you’ve seen this guy’s video, but he’s a farmer down in, um, in Virginia who had never even shot a video of him singing.”
Kelly explained how Anthony is just a “working class guy who’s trying to make it on the farm,” before adding “and now this guy who nobody knew a few days ago has become an international Superstar because of the way he sings this song and the lyrics that are in it.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who appeared as a guest on Kelly’s podcast, agreed with her and said the song “reflects the sense of alienation” in America.
Gingrich added that “Rich Men North of Richmond” is “cutting through and telling the truth in a way that you very seldom have people do.”
He compared it to Donald Trump’s message.
“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.”
Conservatives are finally standing up and fighting the left-wing culture wars.
And Oliver Anthony’s meteoric rise to fame shows how much of a difference conservatives can make by simply taking a stand.