Country music star John Rich hit the top of the charts with a song slamming liberal “progress” and President Joe Biden’s many failures and he did it while bypassing the music industry “machine.”
“Here I am with no record label, no publisher, no marketing deal,” Rich said. “It is bypassing this machine that they’ve built, going right around the machine, going right to the people and Truth and Rumble pushed it out there.
“And man, I’m really proud of what we did today. When I’m talking about them shutting down our voices, I’m talking about Twitter and YouTube and Facebook.
“And I thought, you know what, I’m gonna reach out to Truth Social and reach out to Rumble because they still allow free speech over there.
“Why would I launch this song on the platforms that I’m railing against in the lyrics?
“I think without a doubt, it is a path forward.
“It is bypassing this machine that they’ve built, going right around the machine, going right to the people.
“It means that if you bring the right content, and you have people like Truth and Rumble that will get that message to your core audience, you can beat the machine that’s been put in place to keep people like me shut down.” Rich said.
“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’re regressive. They’re not constructive, they’re destructive.”
Rich released his new song, “Progress,” Friday on Truth Social and Rumble. Within hours, the song went to No. 1 on the Apple iTunes song chart beating out new releases from superstars Billie Eilish and Lizzo, and Kate Bush.
“Felt good to beat the machine today:) Thanks to all of you for the massive support! We are making good #Progress #NumberOne #Worldwide,” tweeted Rich.
The song’s lyrics include:
“They say building back better will make America great.
“If that’s the wave of the future, all I’ve got to say is, 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.”
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) July 23, 2022