The soulful singer-songwriter Oliver Anthony, who took the nation by storm earlier this year with his blue-collar country sound, is headed to Palmer for the 2024 Alaska State Fair.
Anthony is set to play on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre. Tickets go on sale Nov. 17.
Anthony made music history this year when he became the first artist in history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts without previously having a song on the charts. He is also the first living male songwriter to chart 13 songs simultaneously in Billboard’s Top 50 Digital Song Sales.
Anthony became an overnight national sensation with the release of “Rich Men North of Richmond,” which has been dubbed the nation’s “blue-collar anthem.” The song has been streamed more than 77 million times on YouTube and more than 115 million across streaming platforms. Five of his other songs have made iTunes’ Top 10, with “I’ve Got to Get Sober” reaching No. 3. “Ain’t Got a Dollar” claimed the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s Viral 50 list and No. 2 on iTunes.