by Joshua Ford | 24News
Country star John Rich released his new anti-woke song “Progress” last Friday, and within just a few hours, it was number 1 on the iTunes Charts!
Rich’s New Anti-Woke Song ‘Progress’
Rich sticks it to liberals in a big way in “Progress,” telling them to “stick your progress where the sun don’t shine.” Since the music industry is dominated by leftists, Rich told Just the News that he figured that he would have problems with getting a song like this distributed. That’s why he chose to by pass the gatekeepers of the music world by releasing “Progress” on Truth Social, the platform started by former President Donald Trump, and on Rumble.
Within hours, “Progress” was number 1 on iTunes, beating out music by artists like Beyonce and Lizzo. PopVortex shows that at the time of this writing, “Progress” is still number 1 on iTunes, and Rich could not be more proud.
“Here I am with no record label, no publisher, no marketing deal,” Rich said. “I just got a song that speaks to a lot of people, and Truth and Rumble pushed it out there. And man, I’m really proud of what we did today.”
“Progress” is a song whose lyrics call out those who are trying to “shut down our voices,” and Rich said that with these lyrics, he was “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?”
Rich Performs ‘Progress’
Watch Rich perform “Progress” on “Fox & Friends” in the video below.
Rich went on to say that his experiment with launching this song himself 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 then explained that “the problem with country radio” isn’t the DJs or others at country music stations, “it’s the people way up the food chain that run the conglomerates that have bought up 90% of all of our radio stations … a big [contingent] of them … do not like anybody bucking their woke system.”
Inspiration Behind ‘Progress’
Rich also talked about what inspired him to write “Progress” in the first place.
“I’m watching what I consider to be the dismantling of our country at a lot of different levels,” Rich said. “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,” he continued. “Because that’s progressive: You need to be open-minded and open borders in the name of progress. They target our kids in the name of progress; they do all these things that are actually the opposite of that. They’re regressive. They’re not constructive, they’re destructive.”
Watch Rich talk more about this in the video below.
Check out the lyrics to “Progress” below:
There’s a hole in this country where its heart used to be
And Old Glory’s divided, on fire in the street
They say Building Back Better will make America great
If that’s a wave of the future, all I’ve got to say
(chorus) 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
Stick your progress where the sun don’t shine
They invite the whole world to come live in our land
And leave our countrymen dying in Afghanistan
They say let go of Jesus, let government save
And you can have back your freedom if you do what we say
They shut down our pipelines, and they shut down our voices
They shut down our Main Streets, and they shut down our choices
They bent us all over, but it’s all over now
‘Cause we’ve figured it out, we ain’t backing down
While there are many songs out there that are anti-conservative, there are very few that are brave enough to actually take shots at liberals. God bless Rich for giving conservative patriots everywhere an anthem that they can use to stick it to the left!