Note: This article may contain commentary reflecting the author's opinion.

After country music star John Rich released his new hit song “Progress” which goes after President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda and his various failings in office — the song became a monster hit among listeners and reached number one on the country music iTunes chart. 

The singer promoted his song on Truth Social, the media platform created by former President Donald Trump, which led to the music video getting hundreds of thousands of views — on both Rumble and YouTube.

The track opens with the following verse: “There’s a hole in this country where its heart used to be. And old glory’s divided, on fire in the street. They say building back better will make America great. If that’s a wave of the future, all I’ve got to say.”

“Stick your progress where the sun don’t shine. Keep your big mess away from me and mine. If you leave us alone, well we’d all be just fine. Stick your progress where the sun don’t shine,” the song continued.

Rich mentions Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, which has culminated in the recent combined tax, climate, and healthcare bill that has passed the Senate and is currently being considered by the House.

The legislation will raise taxes across the board with Americans making less than $400,000 paying the most in net taxes, as the Internal Revenue Service is reportedly expanding its army of officers by 87,000, according to The Heritage Foundation.

Do you think Trump should be arrested?*
This poll gives you free access to our premium politics newsletter. Unsubscribe at any time.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


While Biden pursues his domestic agenda to tax the middle class, his foreign policy failures are also clearly highlighted in Rich’s song. 

“They invite the whole world to come live in our land. And leave our countrymen dying in Afghanistan. They say let go of Jesus and let government save. You can have back your freedoms if you do what we say,” the song continued.

“They shut down our pipelines. And they shut down our voices. They shut down our main streets. And they shut down our choices. They bent us all over. But it’s all over now. ‘Cause we’ve figured it out. We ain’t backing down.’ 

The songwriter’s lyrics refer to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, the canceling of the Keystone XL Pipeline and loss of energy independence as well as the “Black Lives Matter” riots from the summer of 2020.

The song concludes with a repeat of a previous stanza. 

Rich’s attack on Biden, and the song’s success, show dissatisfaction with the Commander-in-Chief’s leadership and only serve to further embarrass the near-80-year-old man — who can barely function physically, let alone run the United States. 

You Can Follow Sterling on Twitter Here