Breakthrough Country Star Makes a Stand Against Inflation: ‘That’s Horsesh*t’
Anthony Oliver, despite his meteoric rise to fame with the hit “Rich Men North of Richmond,” remains grounded. As one of the leading figures in the folk/neo-Western subgenre of country music, he believes that fans shouldn’t break the bank to enjoy his performances. Earlier this week, he expressed his disapproval in a video about the nearly $100 ticket prices for his show at Cotton Eyed Joe in Knoxville, Tennessee.
His sentiments were made very clear: high ticket prices are not in line with his values.
Oliver Anthony’s genuine and authentic demeanor is a breath of fresh air in an era where authenticity often feels scarce. His songs, which echo the struggles of everyday people and highlight the disparity between the elite and the working-class, deeply resonate with a vast audience.
His recent stance, where he was prepared to cancel a performance due to exorbitant ticket prices, reinforces his image as a champion for the common folk. Despite his rapid rise to stardom, Anthony remains principled. Although he could command ticket prices well over $100, he remains committed to ensuring his shows are financially accessible to his fans.