Erin Kirby Just Wants To Be ‘Redneck Rich’ (Review)
In the spirit of Gretchen Wilson, Erin Kirby raises a toast to simple living with her new song. “Redneck Rich,” written with Chris August and Skip Black, flips through a laundry list of redneck-isms – like being around a firepit out back and owning a truck stuck in four-wheel drive. There’s nothing like growing up in the country; you learn lessons you can’t anywhere else.
“If I get hungry, I’ll catch a fish/ No reservations when you’re redneck rich,” she sings. “Real good friends pull you out the ditch / Don’t need AAA when you’re redneck rich.” Her voice packs on the twang, and appropriately so. She’s a country girl through and through, and she’s here to tell her story.
“I grew up in a small town in Georgia and remembered all my friends talking about being richand buying mansions when they got older,” Kirby says about the song. “After a while, I realized I didn’t really want to be rich and buy a mansion. I just wanted to live life the way I grew up with a nice truck and some good friends.”
“Redneck Rich” follows her collaboration with Kameron Marlowe on “I Can Lie (The Truth Is)” and her own “Boys These Days” and “Raised in a Barn.”
Listen to “Redneck Rich” below.
Kirby has left quite an impression on the industry already. With more than 160,000 TikTok followers, she’s amassed an impressive following and garnered millions of streams. Kirby appeared briefly on American Idol’s 18th season, during which she auditioned with Jessie J’s “Who You Are.” Despite an early ouster, she’s proving she didn’t need the stage to forge a promising country career. She’s doing it all on her own and on her own terms.