United Expertise Company has landed a serious new shopper in Oliver Anthony, the singer-songwriter behind the polarizing breakout nation single “Wealthy Males North of Richmond,” which topped quite a few charts after debuting on his YouTube channel in August. The primary artist in historical past to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts with out beforehand having a track on the charts, his deal is for unique worldwide illustration in all areas.
Acknowledged UTA Co-Head of Nashville Jeffrey Hasson and Music Agent Curt Motley on the signing, “We’re honored to symbolize such an genuine artist, and excited to place collectively a world technique to deliver Oliver Anthony and his music to the folks.”
Described by the BBC as “the hit track that has divided the US,” Anthony’s “Wealthy Males North of Richmond” has drawn criticism from some within the media, even whereas serving to to bolster his fan base, drawing differing reactions throughout political strains. It’s the second conservative anthem in current reminiscence to generate buzz of the kind, following Jason Aldean’s “Attempt That In A Small City.”
In a current look on comic Joe Rogan’s widely-followed podcast The Joe Rogan Expertise, Anthony defined that the quantity of debate on the track has come, from his perspective, a bit out of the blue. “It’s humorous as a result of the track isn’t even in my prime 5,” mentioned the country-folk artist. “I’ve written songs with related messages. However so far as that type of anthem format, as individuals are calling it, that’s not one thing I’d usually write… I had no concept that that track would have the response that it did.”
Born Christopher Anthony Lunsford, he has launched over a dozen singles up to now, after launching his musical profession in 2021.