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Country singer says Oliver Anthony's hit song goes back to 'roots' of the genre: 'Just speaks a lot of truth'

Posted on AllSides August 18th, 2023
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Oliver Anthony, the red-bearded Virginia farmer with a guitar and a distinct twang, has become a virtual overnight sensation with his song "Rich Men North of Richmond," and a fellow singer says he's connected because he's returned to the "roots" of country music, not because he's making a political statement. 

"You hear Oliver Anthony come out, sing this song, and it's just with emotion and feeling and not a lot of instrumentation. It kind of goes back to the roots of the music," singer Dewey Via told Fox News Digital.


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