John Rich Donates Proceeds From Latest Song to Folds of Honor
John Rich has donated the proceeds from his most recent song, "Shut Up About Politics," to Folds of Honor to support U.S. veterans and their families.
Major Dan Rooney founded Folds of Honor in 2007. After returning home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, Major Rooney discovered the hardships a family can face when a loved one who served has been disabled or has died. The charity organization is focused on providing educational scholarships to the families affected by such hardships.
Rich, who's one-half of the superstar country duo Big & Rich, appeared on the Fox News show The Five on Monday (Aug. 5) to announce his donation to the charity. He's pleased with fans' response to "Shut Up About Politics."
According to the video clip posted to Fox News' website, Rich said, "It's become a real sensation."
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"And you know we've donated 100 percent of all the downloads to the Folds of Honor," Rich continued. "[We're] presenting a check on behalf of me and The Five for over fifty thousand dollars."
Rich encouraged viewers of the Fox program to continue to support "Shut Up About Politics" in an effort to contribute more of the song's proceeds to Folds of Honor. Rich's goal for the next donation is to double the $50,000 of the current donation.
Rich co-wrote "Shut Up About Politics" with The Five host Greg Gutfeld, based on a remark the Fox personality made when they sat down to have a drink together.
“He said, 'Man, don’t you just get sick of hearing about politics all the time?' I said, 'Yeah.' He goes, 'I wish people would just shut up about it for a minute.' I said, 'Yeah, me too — that sounds like a song!'"
"Shut Up About Politics" peaked at No. 17 on Billboard's country chart and No. 91 on the all-genre chart. The co-hosts of The Five are featured on the track. The song is available on all music platforms to buy or stream.
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