The “Big and Rich” icon of county music, John Rich, took aim at his business this week. He spoke about his most recent hit single, “Progress,” which he made and released without having a big record contract because he was unable to secure one because of his conservative beliefs and values, in an interview with “Just the News, No Noise” on Thursday.
“The country music business no longer supports me all that much. It’s alright that way. Every day of the week, I would much rather have my freedom of expression than their approval,” he declared.
Rich remarked that after being made available on Truth Social and Rumble for six hours, “Progress” became the most popular song in the entire globe.
Because one of the song’s lyrics reads, “They shut down our voices,” Rich said he chose not to use Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube. And when I say “they,” I’m referring to websites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
According to Rich, who was quoted by Just the News, he wrote the song as a result of his frustration with everything that has been occurring in the nation over the past two years. I wouldn’t call that success in terms of gas prices, Rich said.
“I wouldn’t describe the price of groceries as improving. Fentanyl use in all of our neighborhoods is not growing, in my opinion. The open border is not what I would describe as progress.
A really nice PG way of expressing you know what is, “If that’s progress, they can stick it where the sun doesn’t shine,” continued Rich.