The joke used to be that when a country song was played backwards, you got your dog back, your truck back, and your girl back. In the more modern twist, I suppose when you play a country song backwards you get your country back, your freedom back, and your livelihood back from an oppressive, tyrannical state.
That’s the message coming out of country music sensation John Rich’s latest anthem, which embodies what country musicians ought: Love of country, love of freedom, and an unapologetic passion for both. Country music has long felt like it’s just another pop industry sold out to Hollywood and foreign money, but thankfully there are artists like Rich who mean what they say and say what they mean.
Rich has developed quite a history of sticking out his middle finger to the corrupt Regime in Washington. More on that in a moment. His latest attack might be his best yet, though, as he committed thoughts to paper and later to a guitar riff in a truly unfiltered song. It is currently topping the charts with its pro-America, anti-Biden messaging.
And it’s simply awesome.
What’s not to like about a song that includes lyrics like: “Stick your progress where the sun don’t shine. Keep your big mess away from me and mine. If you leave us alone, well, we’d all be just fine.” That’s pure gold.
The Daily Caller writes about this explosive anthem:
“Rich’s lyrics feel like a poignant love story for the millions of Americans struggling to identify with the progressive movement sweeping Washington D.C. and leaching into blue enclaves across the country…
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The rest of the song covers everything from the importance of Jesus, faith, the travesty of the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, lockdowns, homelessness and the border crisis. The lyrical beauty of the song is sure to echo from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Rockies as we move toward the November midterms and I can’t wait to belt it from my pickup truck here in the Carolinas.”
And as mentioned, Rich has rarely abstained from speaking out in an industry dominated by woke, left-wing tyrants. Last summer, the outspoken star pointed out the obvious:
“They are not saying what they want to say because they know, if they do, the liberal-run record label that they’re on or the liberal-run media outlets, including a lot of country radio, won’t play their songs anymore.”
Perhaps his most powerful statement came during the height of the vaccine insanity, also in the summer of 2021. Rich pointed out the huge hypocrisy by his country music colleagues that sang songs and played for audiences that ostensibly vote Republican while firing bandmates who didn’t get jabbed. He threatened to name names but has not yet done so.
Rich has also come to the defense of other artists who spoke out against medical tyranny. Carrie Underwood retweeted a post that blasted masking students in schools and subsequently got harassed by loser leftist trolls. Carrie Underwood doesn’t need any defending from anyone, but it was nice to see our team sticking up for one another and pushing back against the misinformation and indoctrination of mainstream culture.
Hailey Sanibel fiercely loves freedom. She equally detests evil and stupidity, both of which are out of control in the modern world. She is a regular contributor at The Blue State Conservative.