Posted on August 23, 2023

‘Rich Men North of Richmond’ Singer Tells Fox News: ‘What Makes Us Strong is Our Diversity’

Ken Meyer, Mediaite, August 21, 2023

Breakout music star Oliver Anthony used his first Fox News appearance to break with “corporate media” efforts to divide people instead of bringing people together.

Anthony burst onto the country music scene with his hit song “Rich Men North of Richmond,” which, according to Variety, makes him the first artist to ever have a Number One debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart without having any kind of prior history on the chart. The song has been celebrated by right-wing pundits, it received days of publicity from Fox News, and Fox & Friends’ imploring for an appearance led to Griff Jenkins covering Anthony’s public reception at a free concert he did over the weekend in North Carolina.


In terms of what he wants, Anthony told Jenkins, “Just people to start appreciating each other for human beings and look beyond political differences and ideologies and a lot of the things that I see corporate media and education doing, which is making everyone identify each other’s differences and not as similarities.”


{snip} We are the melting pot of the world, and that’s what makes us strong is our diversity. We need to learn to harness that and appreciate it {snip}