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Photo: Oliver Anthony | By Evan Rosen, New York Daily News | A new country song titled “Rich Men North of Richmond” is taking the right-wing spotlight away from Jason Aldean’s controversial “Try That in a Small Town.”

The song — released by Oliver Anthony, a little-known artist from Farmville, Virginia — has garnered nearly 5 million views on YouTube in just three days, as well as praise from Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.

“This is the anthem of the forgotten Americans who truly support this nation and unfortunately the world with their hard-earned tax dollars and incredibly hard work,” Greene wrote in a tweet Friday.

The title of the song seemingly refers to politicians in Washington, D.C., who Anthony claims want to suck Americans dry and “have total control.”

With lyrics that tout some of the most common right-wing talking points, it’s no surprise that the song is drumming up support from Republicans.

“‘Cause your dollar ain’t s–t and it’s taxed to no end, ‘cause the rich men north of Richmond,” Anthony sings in the video.
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In just three days, the song quite literally supplanted Aldean’s “Small Town,” when it jumped to No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart, Billboard reports. And the comments on YouTube have been rolling in.
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