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Country Star’s Single Hits No. 1 After Releasing It On Trump’s Truth Social

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  • A country music star skipped so-called “woke” record labels and released a new song directly to Donald Trump’s social media app Truth Social and video-sharing site Rumble.
  • The song quickly soared to No. 1 in the world on the Apple iTunes song chart.
  • John Rich, the Nashville-based musician and one-half of the duo “Big and Rich,” released his latest song, “Progress,” on Friday.
  • Truth Social and Rumble have emerged as alternatives to mainstream sites such as Twitter and YouTube.

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