The latest Maren Morris temper tantrum comes in the form of two new songs and videos released via an EP called The Bridge. It was serviced via Columbia Records out of New York as opposed to Sony Records Nashville.
Sure, there might be bigger things to worry about in life and country music. But if there ever was a year to feature country music on the Super Bowl Halftime Show, it would be this one.
Billy Strings, Chapel Hart, Charley Crockett, Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Jay-Z, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton, Morgan Wallen, Old Crow Medicine Show, Oliver Anthony, Shania Twain, Super Bowl, Tracy Chapman, Tyler Childers, Zach Bryan
Not only is country music codifying its monopoly at the top of the charts, it’s being done by independent and outright unsigned artists that came up solely from the strength of grassroots support.
There are a lot of threads and tentacles to talk about and run down when it comes to the ultra viral explosion of Oliver Anthony and the video for his song “Rich Men North of Richmond.”
Big & Rich, Billy Ray Cyrus, Charles Wesley Godwin, Dan Bongino, Dave Cobb, Gretchen Wilson, Jamey Johnson, Jason Howerton, Jason Isbell, Joey Moi, John Rich, Kari Lake, Kris Kristofferson, Lil Nas X, Mason Ramsey, Oliver Anthony, Rich Men North of Richmond, Shooter Jennings, Sierra Ferrell, Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers
It’s such good times in independent country music at the moment, the Top 25 Playlist is busting at the seams and been extended to 29 temporarily just to take in all the great songs and artists demanding to be heard,
Enter Oliver Anthony, and the super-viral recording of his song “Rich Men North of Richmond.” Undoubtedly, it is quite a remarkable song and performance. He’s a songwriter from Farmville, VA…