Oliver Anthony is still making a big impact with his song, "Rich Men North of Richmond," which became super popular overnight. He recently talked about how his song was played at the 2024 Republican presidential primary debate in a YouTube video. He thought it was funny because the song is actually about the people on that stage.
But there's something that has been bothering Anthony. He doesn't like how people are bringing politics into it. It annoys him when conservative news tries to relate to him and act like they're on the same side. It also bothers him when certain musicians and politicians act like they're buddies and fighting the same fight. He wants to make it clear that his song has nothing to do with President Joe Biden or any political party.
Anthony wants to share his message about the world and his beliefs, but it's hard to do that in just a three-minute song. He doesn't like it when people try to use his song for their own political agenda. He doesn't want to be labeled as a conservative or have the left discredit him. He thinks it's time for that to stop.
Bret Baier, a news anchor from Fox News who was one of the debate moderators, said that they had permission to play Anthony's song during the debate.
As for Anthony's personal politics, he said in another video that he doesn't align strongly with either the left or the right. He finds faults with leaders from both sides.