‘Anthem’ For The American Working Man Goes Viral

A previously unknown singer-songwriter living off-the-grid in Virginia went viral over the weekend with his American working-class anthem “Rich Men North of Richmond” — where he speaks about the troubles faced by the working man and the elites’ attempts to control the people.

Oliver Anthony’s song has been hailed by conservatives as an anthem for the working man, as he sings about the pain of being overworked and overtaxed while others cheat the welfare system.

The video of Anthony’s song was uploaded to the YouTube Channel “RadioWV,” showing him standing in front of a deer stand in the woods with a microphone and a guitar. Within roughly 48 hours, the YouTube video received more than 1.7 million views on YouTube — despite Anthony being relatively unknown prior to this song. The video was also shared to X, formerly known as Twitter, where it was viewed more than 2.5 million times.

The full performance was posted to the YouTube Channel RadioWV. In roughly 48 hours, the original video has acquired 1.7 million views on YouTube, as of press time. It has also been viewed over 2.5 million times on X.

Anthony reportedly scrambled to create an account on X, where he has only posted three tweets thus far. In his first tweet, he responded to 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. Im [sic] 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,” Anthony wrote, sharing a short clip of the song.

The main theme of the song appears to be the divide between the elites and the average working-class American. He calls out Washington, D.C., in the chorus — labeling the politicians and bureaucrats as “rich men north of Richmond.”

Anthony declares that these “rich men” just want “total control” over the people — while also referencing Epstein Island in one line: “I wish politicians would look out for miners, and not just minors on an island somewhere.”

Alongside the very relatable and strong lyrics, Anthony’s unique voice has captivated his audience.

“God bless you! You are speaking for We the People. And WE love you,” tweeted former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake (R).

“This is the voice of much of America. Oliver Anthony Thank you for your voice,” tweeted Glenn Beck.

Country music singer-songwriter John Rich has reportedly already offered to produce a record for Anthony.