16 Oliver Anthony Songs That Prove ‘Rich Men North of Richmond’ Is No Fluke [Listen]
There's more than one Oliver Anthony song that relies on themes of hard work, simple freedoms and American perseverance. The "Rich Men North of Richmond" singer's viral hit was actually born out of several darker attempts to distribute his message.
There are 16 songs under Anthony's profile on Spotify and other digital streaming platforms. Taste of Country has ranked them below, with links to each one, should you want to familiarize yourself with "Rich Man's Gold," "Doggonit" and "Stuck Living in a New World," three that work to show the urgency of the problem.
You'll also find love songs, personal meditations, words of inspiration and a beautiful letter to his home state of Virginia. If everything he sings is true, then it's clear he also loves dogs and marijuana, and has conflicted feelings about the reality of growing up in Appalachia.
Country music fans may have first discovered Anthony (real name Christophe Lunsford) last month, but his music first appeared online last September. It's interesting to track his progress and growth over the last 11 months. His tone is lighter today, and the production value — while still simple — is much cleaner. Simply put, he's a better songwriter and storyteller than he was when his first cell phone-produced track went live.
That should make his new fans very excited about what's on tap to close 2023 and open 2024. "Rich Men North of Richmond" may or may not be Oliver Anthony's best song — scroll down to see where we placed it, and sound off if you don't agree.
The viral hit is certainly not his last song.