“Stick your progress where the sun don’t shine!”
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) July 23, 2022
The song’s lyrics include several direct messages challenging the views of liberals.
“They say building back better will make America great,” Rich sings. “If that’s the wave of the future, all I’ve got to say is, 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.”
“Progress” beat out new releases from Billie Eilish and Lizzo, as well as “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush.
“Here I am with no record label, no publisher, no marketing deal,” Rich told Just the News. “It is bypassing this machine that they’ve built, going right around the machine, going right to the people.”