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Country singer Oliver Anthony is making eye-popping amount of money daily thanks to his viral song
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Country singer Oliver Anthony is making eye-popping amount of money daily thanks to his viral song

His hit "Rich Men North of Richmond" has apparently been a hefty earner.

A country music star has reportedly been raking the cash in thanks to his catchy song that's become a viral hit.

US singer Oliver Anthony - real name Christopher Anthony Lunsford - has seen his single 'Rich Men North of Richmond' become a huge success and has even risen to the number one spot in the Billboard Hot 100.

And that's pretty impressive, given that Anthony has had no prior history in the music charts.

Oliver Anthony has rose to fame with his song 'Rich Men North of Richmond'.

The singer recorded the track out in the forest and it swiftly became a hit online, racking up over 33 million views on YouTube.

The song has been described as a 'blue collar anthem', Fox News reports, and was written by Anthony to 'give hope to the working class and your average hard working young man who may have lost hope in the grind of trying to get by', according to the video's description on YouTube.

But it's been reported that, thanks to his viral song, he's been making a pretty hefty sum.

According to trade journal Hits, Anthony is apparently 'raking in an estimated $40,000 a day from sales and streams of his music' after the song 'topped the iTunes chart' and 'Spotify’s U.S. Top 50'.

UNILAD has reached out to Oliver for comment.

And he is clearly a sought-after artist as he also claims he's turned down offers for as much as $8million.

Anthony also claims he has turned down an eye-watering amount of money.
Facebook/Oliver Anthony Music

Writing on his Facebook page, Anthony said: "People in the music industry give me blank stares when I brush off eight million dollar offers.

"I don't want six tour buses, 15 tractor trailers and a jet. I don't want to play stadium shows, I don't want to be in the spotlight.

"I wrote the music I wrote because I was suffering with mental health and depression.

"No editing, no agent, no bullshit. Just some idiot and his guitar. The style of music that we should have never gotten away from in the first place."

The star's meteoric rise has been huge, and no one is more surprised at his success than Anthony himself.

He explained: "I'm sitting in such a weird place in my life right now. I never wanted to be a full time musician, much less sit at the top of the iTunes charts.

"Draven from RadioWv and I filmed these tunes on my land with the hope that it may hit 300k views. I still don't quite believe what has went on since we uploaded that.

"It's just strange to me."

Topics: Music, News, US News, Money