Well that’s one way to do it…
We all know John Rich as half of the duo Big and Rich, who are most known for their iconic hit “Save a Horse (Ride A Cowboy),” as well as a few other hits that were popular the early 2000s.
Since then, John has become more known for his work with veterans, winning Celebrity Apprentice, and being a very vocal Conservative in the country music community. He frequent appears on Fox News as guest and hosts his own show on Fox Nation, The Pursuit
With that being said, John Rich released a brand new solo single called “Progress” last Friday, but only shared it directly to Donald Trump’s Truth Social social media app, and the video-sharing site Rumble.
Needless to say, it was one helluva move, because the song shot straight to number one in the world, all-genre, on the iTunes Top 100 Songs chart, beating out the likes of Lizzo, Harry Styles, and country’s own Luke Combs.
And even right now, nearly a week later, it’s still on top:
More and more conservatives are turning to Truth Social (Donald Trump’s alternative to Twitter) and Rumble (video platform similar to YouTube), as many have claimed that sites like Twitter and YouTube are censoring a number of conservative accounts.
Rich told Just the News:
“Here I am with no record label, no publisher, no marketing deal. I just got a song that speaks to a lot of people, and . And man, I’m really proud of what we did today.”
He also added that he believes big labels would’ve probably refused to put the song out there, considering its Conservative themes.
And as far as the sites that are shutting down people’s voices, he was very clear:
“When I’m talking about them shutting down our voices, I’m talking about Twitter and YouTube and Facebook. Why would I launch this song on the platforms that I’m railing against in the lyrics?”
The song itself is a fiddle-driven song, pointing out all of the things that he believes the Democratic party is taking away under the guise of “progress.”
“I’m watching what I consider to be the dismantling of our country at a lot of different levels. And when you sit back and look at it, the vast majority of it’s being perpetuated on us under the banner of ‘progress.’
Like in the name of progress we’re going to send gasoline through the roof so you have to buy an electric car. In the name of progress, we’re going to let anybody and everybody into our country, and if that means we get overrun with fentanyl, and every other bad thing, well, so be it.
Because that’s progressive: You need to be open-minded and open borders, in the name of progress. They target our kids in the name of progress, they do all these things that are actually the opposite of that. They’re regressive. They’re not constructive, they’re destructive.”
Obviously, if you’re super Liberal, you’re gonna hate the song, and if you’re a hardcore Conservative, you’re gonna love it. There’s really not much of an in-between with this one, but nevertheless, it’s the #1 song in the country right now.
“Progress” is Rich’s first single since his 2020 release, “Earth To God.”