Country music singer John Rich told “Just the News, No Noise” TV show to discuss his hit song, “Progress,” and said he has fallen out of favor with the country music industry but is doing just fine without them.
Rich said: “I don’t have the backing of of the country music industry really much anymore. And that’s okay. I would rather have my freedom of speech than their approval any day of the week.”
In July of 2022, Rich released ‘Progress’ in July. It hit number one in a flash and stayed there for 12 days. He said: “I would not call that gas price progress. I would not call the grocery prices progress.
“I would not call fentanyl in all of our neighborhoods progress. I would not call the border being wide open progress.”
“If that’s progress, they can stick it where the sun don’t shine — which is a really nice PG way of saying you know what.
“I decided to not use Twitter, not use Facebook, and not use YouTube, because one of the lines in the song says, ‘They shut down our voices.’
“And by ‘they,’ I mean those platforms like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.”
Rich said he called the heads of TRUTH Social and Rumble to see if they would be interested in helpoign him release the song. They agreed and…
“Within six hours of ‘Progress’ being released on those two platforms, it was the number one song in the world,” Rich said.
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