Everyone can use a little positive news following the events of the last two weeks that saw a war break out in the Middle East and controversy erupting in U.S. politics. Life sometimes just needs a breath of brightness, and this is one of those moments.
Popular break-out musician Oliver Anthony has delivered some heart-wrenching lyrics in the past few months. His topics and tones have resonated across the spectrum of Americans who are yearning for someone to sing about how they feel.
Anthony fired up social media again this week with a big personal announcement about a new addition to his family. The news arrived a bit earlier than expected and his fans were ecstatic. Anthony welcomed his third child, a son, with an announcement on Instagram.
From the Daily Caller:
“Mission success. ❤️” Anthony wrote.
His message was simple and to the point like the lyrics of his songs that have gone viral across the internet in recent months. Anthony shared an image of his new baby, wrapped up, and cuddled up in someone’s arms. The newborn had a full head of reddish hair, just like his father’s.
Much like Anthony’s song popularity, the photograph of his son was “liked” more than 80,000 times in less than four hours. Fans across the world responded with praise and support on Instagram over Anthony’s major life update.
“Welcome to the new world little one! Congratulations and many blessings to you all,” one fan wrote to his page.
Another fan said: “He’s absolutely perfect. Well done mama! Congratulations to you both!”
“Congratulations to yall!! Look at that red hair!” said another excited fan.
Anthony gained worldwide fame over the summer with the release of his hit song “Rich Men North of Richmond.” The song debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, according to Newsweek. Many of his other songs quickly gained thousands of views after not being recognized before.
Sudden popularity didn’t go smoothly for Anthony even after receiving praise and support worldwide. The independent artist faced backlash over some of his lyrics. Some people claimed his songs reflected fatphobic and elitist sentiment.
No further information about the baby’s name, weight, or height was revealed in the birth announcement. Anthony has a scheduled concert on Oct. 28 in Virginia, but it remains unclear if dad will skip the date to sing a little to his new son.
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Source: Daily Caller