Country singer/songwriter John Rich pens a tale about the Detroit worker and working-class pride.
The song, by John Rich of the country duo Big and Rich, is a
populist anthem that combines elements of working-class pride, economic
frustration and class warfare. He’s traveling the country, performing
it on country stations, and it’s spreading in viral fashion via radio
and the Internet.
The refrain: “In the real world, they’re shuttin’ Detroit down/While the boss man takes his bonus and jets on out of town.”
Rich sang it in person on the Dr. Don Morning Show Tuesday on Detroit’s WYCD-FM (99.5), and the phones immediately lit up.
“It has spread like wild fire,” said WYCD program director Tim
Roberts. “It’s unbelievable. It’s one of the biggest records we’ve had
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