Scheduled to grace the stage on Saturday, December 16, Oliver Anthony has been making waves in the country music scene, securing his place to perform in the iconic circle.
The track by the singer-songwriter originating from Farmville, Virginia, whose background includes experience as a factory worker, initially captured the spotlight on the internet seemingly overnight. This all happened when the track was officially uploaded to the radiowv YouTube channel, a channel that focuses on showcasing unsigned talents in the Americana and country genres within the Virginia/West Virginia area.
The success of “Rich Men North of Richmond” has catapulted him to new heights, with the track having reached the No.1 spot of the Billboard Hot 100, resonating with a diverse audience worldwide. Notably, he’s also the first living male songwriter to have a whopping 13 songs simultaneously in Billboard’s Top 50 Digital Song Sales. So far, the song’s YouTube video has amassed an impressive 99 million views.
Oliver Anthony also recently announced that he will be embarking on a 40-date world wide tour starting in 2024. The Out of the WoodsTour kicks off in the United Kingdom in February, setting the stage for an exhilarating musical journey that will eventually land in the U.S., beginning with a two-night stint at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.