Anthony, who lives in Farmville, Virginia, dropped "Rich Men North of Richmond" on YouTube to the reception of more than 1.5 million views and more than 125,000 likes. His previous release on his record label received roughly a tenth of the engagement. The lyrics imply that the titular characters of the song are the politicians in Washington, D.C., which is over 100 miles north of Richmond, Virginia.
The first stop on the tour will be Currituck, North Carolina, Monday, and will have free admission. Additionally, the Morris Farm Market will have food and drinks available.
"Many more shows to follow," Anthony posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Friday. "Don't stress it if it's a long drive for you. I'll be coming to your town soon."
August 13th— Oliver Anthony (@AintGottaDollar) August 12, 2023
Morris Farm Market
Food and drinks available
Many more shows to follow. Don't stress it if it's a long drive for you. I'll be coming to your town soon. pic.twitter.com/Nz6ueTTMi4
Anthony's latest release is available on music streaming services, ranking No. 1 on iTunes. Another one of his songs, "Ain't Gotta Dollar," is No. 2 on the platform. He has more than 260,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, an increase from the 40,000 he had earlier this week.
The singer did not respond to the Washington Examiner's request for comment.
Anthony's Instagram account has risen in followers since the release of his song, increasing by almost 50,000 between Thursday and Friday. He previously had fewer than 10,000.