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Humble, blue-collared, standing up for the everyday man, rising superstar Oliver Anthony dropped a video on TikTok where he’s singing George Straight’s classic, “Amarillo By Morning,” and to be honest… It’s as good as you’d expect it to be.
Sitting in his truck in the middle of the woods where he lives in Richmond, Virginia, Oliver Anthony has his signature guitar in hand and begins to strum the classic chords of the song.
According to a text overlay in the video that says, “Could you please do Amarillo by Morning by George Straight?” you can see that he’s answering a fan’s request to sing the song.
As the rain hits the metal roof of his truck, providing a beautiful background noise, he starts to sing the iconic words, “Amarillo By Morning, up from San Antone, everything that I got, LORD, is just what I got on. I ain’t got a dime, but what I got is mine. I ain’t rich, but Lord, I’m free. Amarillo By Morning, Amarillo’s where I’ll be.”
One of the greatest things about Anthony is even though he openly admits his vocals are not top-notch, you can tell whatever he sings, feels like it’s the truth – and that’s what people love most about him.
Even people who are not into country music have done reviews on his singing and they always say the same thing… “This man means every word he says.”
Not only that, when you look into his eyes, you can see the intense, deep emotion. Whether it be pain, love, or empathy, you can see he’s feeling that emotion to the fullest when he sings. And nothing gives that away more than his eyes and the expressions he makes on his face. Anthony’s authenticity is off the charts compared to a lot of artists these days and we hope that he continues to keep this same energy as he gains fame and comes into money.
According to multiple sources, since he released his #1 hit, “Rich Men North Of Richmond,” and turned down an $8 million contract, Anthony is receiving more than $40 thousand per day for the song.
Not a lot is known about him since he basically just came out of nowhere and has become the first artist of all time to achieve #1 on the Billboard charts for a debut artist. He recently did a 2.5-hour podcast with Joe Rogan where he opens up more about who he is and what he’s all about and if you haven’t watched that yet, you need to.
But back to the topic at hand – If you love George Straight and you love Oliver Anthony, you’re also not going to want to miss him singing, “Amarillo By Morning.” You can now watch his TikTok video below of him singing the song. Enjoy!