Watch Viral Country Star Oliver Anthony Cover Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Simple Man’

Watch Viral Country Star Oliver Anthony Cover Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Simple Man’ | Society Of Rock Videos

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Oliver Anthony burst onto the music scene recently, taking everyone by surprise with his chart-topping hit, “Rich Men North of Richmond,” which made its debut online just a few weeks ago. While Oliver may have appeared out of nowhere, his music carries the unmistakable influence of country, Southern rock, and related genres.

If you want to understand the roots of Oliver Anthony’s musical inspiration, look no further than his TikTok channel.

Even before he became a viral sensation, he regularly treated his fans to covers of classic songs, some of which were requested by his followers. Oliver also made sure to pay homage to his musical heroes through hashtags. Among his influences, he mentions outlaw country, a rebellious subgenre from the ’70s and ’80s that boasts legends like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson. Additionally, he draws inspiration from contemporary artists such as Colter Wall, Hank Williams Jr., and Tyler Childers.


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One memorable moment on Oliver Anthony’s TikTok channel was when a fan requested Lynyrd Skynyrd’s timeless 1973 hit, “Simple Man.”

Oliver brought his soulful and heartfelt style to this classic track. Lines like “Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold/ All that you need is in your soul” resonate perfectly with Oliver’s usual themes of class struggles and navigating the modern world while staying true to timeless values.

Watch the video below:

@oliveranthonymusic Simple Man #oliveranthony #oliveranthonymusic #skynyrd ♬ original sound – Oliver Anthony

In just a short time, Oliver Anthony has captured the hearts of music lovers with his authentic sound and heartfelt lyrics.

With a deep-rooted connection to Southern music traditions and a fresh perspective on age-old themes, Oliver Anthony is a rising star who’s here to stay. Keep an eye out for more from this talented artist as he continues to make his mark on the music world.

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