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John Wealthy isn’t a politician, however he does have some ideas on the state of the union.

The nation star, identified finest for his work with the duo Huge & Wealthy, has been voicing his opinions over the previous few years by way of his music with songs like “Earth to God” and “Progress.”

Considered one of his newest, “Finish of the World,” with rapper Tom MacDonald, sees the 2 artists from totally different genres come collectively to supply a voice for these questioning the place the USA is headed.

“He is bought face tattoos. I imply, he’s the furthest factor from what I appear to be,” Wealthy instructed Fox Information Digital of his collaborator. “We’re fairly reverse on about each degree, apart from the truth that he loves his freedom. He loves the USA, he appreciates exhausting work and all of the individuals on the market.”

John Wealthy instructed Fox Information Digital that America “does not appear to be the nation that we used to know, and everyone could be very involved about [it.]” (Jason Kempin)

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“Finish of the World” options lyrics from MacDonald, a Canadian-born wrestler-turned rapper, together with, “Looks like the top is close to, our freedom’s disappearin’/Individuals playin’ God, name it genetic engineerin’/Media deceptive us and evil’s interfering/Whereas the federal government we’d like grew to become the ability that we’re fearin’.”

Wealthy sings on the music’s refrain, highlighting the previous and pondering the longer term. 

“We stood on high of mountains, we have been to house earlier than/We had our canines and homes, we dug up dinosaurs/We constructed these bombs they’re droppin’, we have fought in all their wars/Now that the sky is fallin’, what did we do it for?” he sings.

The “Shuttin Detroit Down” singer instructed Fox Information Digital, “We see how our nation is being dismantled piece by piece proper in entrance of our eyes. I imply, it does not appear to be the nation that we used to know, and everyone could be very involved about [it]: ‘Man, what’s it appear to be in one other 12 months or 5 years or, God forbid, 10 years? What does it appear to be?’”

When MacDonald approached him with the music, Wealthy was pleased to take part as a result of he felt it summed up his feeling concerning the altering panorama of America.

“I mentioned, ‘I bought to let you know, that is form of how I really feel about it,'” Wealthy recalled. “Is that this it? Like, is that this the way it ends? Is that this how America, you recognize, rides off into the sundown? I hope not. However he requested me to return sing on the music, and I did. I feel it was a reasonably unimaginable mashup. It truly went to the No. 1 place there on the gross sales chart for a few week.”

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Wealthy isn’t any stranger to musical success. As a part of the nation duo Huge & Wealthy, the Amarillo, Texas-born musician has had two albums, “Horse of a Completely different Shade” and “Comin’ to Your Metropolis,” go platinum within the U.S., in addition to scoring a No. 1 nation hit, “Have a look at You.”

The duo has been on and off hiatus, final releasing an album collectively in 2017 titled “Did It for the Occasion.”

Within the meantime, Wealthy has additionally written hits for different artists, together with “Redneck Lady” by Gretchen Wilson, “Why” for Jason Aldean, and he co-wrote the Taylor Swift music “The Method I Cherished You.”

Wealthy has all the time been devoted to his fan base and the individuals he feels want illustration, whether or not by way of music, political activism or tv gigs.

In 2014, he began the approach to life model Redneck Riviera, impressed by the stretch of the Gulf Coast alongside Florida to Alabama. 

The model gives attire, a boot line, snacks, whiskey and a bar within the coronary heart of Nashville, the place he just lately made an announcement by pulling Bud Gentle from his cabinets after the beer firm’s controversial partnership with trans activist Dylan Mulvaney.

Singer-songwriter John Rich poses with bottles of Redneck Riviera Whiskey and Redneck Riviera Granny Rich Reserve Whiskey during the 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.

Singer-songwriter John Wealthy poses with bottles of Redneck Riviera Whiskey and Redneck Riviera Granny Wealthy Reserve Whiskey through the 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Present. (Gilbert Carrasquillo)

However Wealthy additionally stays centered on making statements along with his music.

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In February, he teased a few of his upcoming music on his Twitter account, posting a video of himself enjoying a brand new music titled “I’m Offended!”

“It is likely to be the funniest music I’ve ever learn,” he mentioned. “It’s completely hilarious. It’s hysterical, from starting to finish. I shot the music video on it final week, so we’re engaged on that, getting that executed, and it principally talks concerning the tradition that we’re in that everyone’s offended about every little thing on a regular basis.”

“You understand, bear in mind again within the day once I was rising up, you had reveals [or characters like] Archie Bunker [on ‘All in the Family’] and ‘The Jeffersons’ and ‘Married with Youngsters.’ I imply, there was every kind of stuff occurring on these reveals that these reveals wouldn’t be allowed to exist right this moment. Cancel tradition would wipe these out,” the 49-year-old added.

The musician additionally mentioned he needed to “have some enjoyable with it” when it got here to tackling cancel tradition.

The refrain of the music displays that concept with lyrics like, “I’m offended/You’re offended/Let’s all get offended tonight/I’ll order us a beer, we will sit down proper right here/and scream and yell and cuss and fuss and struggle.”

John Rich is releasing a new song soon titled "I'm Offended!" poking fun at cancel culture.

John Wealthy is releasing a brand new music quickly titled “I am Offended!” poking enjoyable at cancel tradition. (Jason Kempin)

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Wealthy’s newest album is ready to return out in late Could or early June, in keeping with the star.

And even because the nation stays deeply divided on a number of subjects, Wealthy nonetheless believes within the rules America was based on, specifically, the correct to pursue happiness.

“America does not assure the correct to be pleased, however ensures you the correct to pursue happiness, which means America offers you the assure to go exhaust your potential,” he mentioned.

“It is as much as you to exhaust your potential – how exhausting you need to work, how huge you need to suppose. You understand, people who come to our nation from different nations, they arrive right here not as a result of they suppose they are going to get wealthy or standard or well-known. They arrive right here as a result of they know they’re able to conducting greater than what they had been able to conducting from wherever they got here from.” 

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That idea conjures up him day by day.

“It is why it will get me up within the morning, why I am grateful to be an American,” he mentioned.

He added, “How fortunate are we that we’re born on this nation the place day by day that you simply get up, you’ve got bought a proper to pursue happiness? And it is not even a proper given to you by the federal government. It is an inalienable proper, which means that is a proper given by God. He created human beings to go after it and to exhaust their potential as His creation. To me, it’s one of many biggest issues about our nation.”



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