Four chords and the truth about the frustrations that so many of hardworking honest citizens are feeling!
Two weeks ago, seemingly out of nowhere, the song “Rich Men North of Richmond” blew up, a viral sensation.
Oliver Anthony, a former factory worker and alcoholic who found redemption in Christ from his addiction and despair. The blue-collar anthem of an increasingly marginalized and alienated American working class had just been born.
The bluegrass song crosses ethnic and political lines and resonates with anyone who has ever struggled to make ends meet. One only has to visit YouTube — where the song has garnered 15 million views in just seven days — to read appreciative comments from listeners in Australia, Sweden, South Africa, Russia, Asia and every state of the union.
t is no wonder, then, that a group of black music reviewers on the YouTube channel CartierFamily found so much in common with a red-bearded redneck from rural Virginia.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.