Gatekeepers have controlled the music industry for generations.
This system could be falling apart.
Now, country star John Rich turned the tables on Big Tech and woke Nashville with this epic move.
Country music was supposed to be one the bastions of traditional American values and conservatism in mainstream culture.
But Nashville is being taken over by the major record labels that control the rest of the music industry.
Now, Hollywood wokeness has started to creep into the country music scene.
Along with Big Tech dominating the distribution of music through Apple, iTunes, and streaming services like Spotify, artists have to toe the line or face censorship.
Country music star John Rich is one half of the bestselling duo Big and Rich.
Rich is an outspoken conservative and supporter of President Trump who played at a pre-inaugural concert for him in 2016.
His latest song “Progress” is conservative anthem that mocks the so-called “progress” of the woke mob and Joe Biden’s progressive politics.
The song’s video hits Biden for the decline of America with clips of rioting, empty store shelves, inflation and soaring gas prices.
This is a song that would enrage the liberal gatekeepers controlling the country music industry in Nashville.
So, Rich used a new strategy to bypass the gatekeepers in Nashville and Big Tech to send his song straight to number one on the charts.
He released the song on President Trump’s Truth Social platform along with free speech video site Rumble.
In a Truth Social post announcing the “Progress,” Rich said the song is “my message to the tyrants running our country into the ground.”
“Progress” spread like wildfire on the alternative social media sites hitting number one on iTunes charts beating out new releases from major corporate artists like Lizzo and Billie Eilish.
Rich said of the song “you can beat the machine that’s been put in place to keep people like me shut down.”
He explained that this could be a game changing move for artists to beat the industry gatekeepers in radio, Big Tech and record labels.
“When I’m talking about them shutting down our voices, I’m talking about Twitter and YouTube and Facebook,” Rich said. “And I thought, you know what, I’m gonna reach out to Truth Social and reach out to Rumble because they still allow free speech over there. Why would I launch this song on the platforms that I’m railing against in the lyrics?”
Rich’s success could inspire other artists to follow his path.
“I think without a doubt, it is a path forward,” Rich said. “It is bypassing this machine that they’ve built, going right around the machine, going right to the people.
“It means that if you bring the right content, and you have people like Truth and Rumble that will get that message to your core audience, you can beat the machine that’s been put in place to keep people like me shut down.” Rich concluded.
John Rich could be trailblazing a new path around the woke dominance of the entertainment industry.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.