Fans Rally To Help Oliver Anthony Reunite With Lost Truck

This proves the power of the internet.

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Madeleine O’Connell

| Posted on

March 14, 2024

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Oliver Anthony; Photo by Ben Houdijk

Thanks to help from his fans, Oliver Anthony’s search for his old farm truck has come to an end. 

The fast-rising country singer made a post to Instagram on Monday (Mar. 11) asking if anyone had information regarding a truck he sold about five years ago that he was hoping to get back. While he knew it was a “long shot,” he was still hopeful that among his 1.9 million followers, someone might be able to offer some kind of information.

On A Mission

Anthony, whose real name is Christopher Anthony Lunsford, also included a photo of the white 1991 Ford F350 4×4 flatbed, which had the words “Ollywoo Farm” written in big letters on the door. 

“It’s a long shot – But I was just wondering if my old farm truck is still alive?” he wrote, “Sold it about 5 years ago, and last I heard it’s on a cattle farm in Mississippi.”

Many fans offered advice in the comment section, including suggestions for various groups and outlets that could help him find the truck. Overall, Anthony received a surplus of support of users who promised, “The Internet will find that truck for you.” 

The Power Of The Internet

Just one day later, the “I Want To Go Home” singer reported back to his fans, announcing his search was over. He shared that a couple named Liz and Billy reached out to him via email claiming they are the current owners of his missing vehicle. For proof, they attached a picture of the truck that they claim was taken that morning. 

Anthony thanked the “thousands of people” on his social media page who helped him on his search and explained he had already gotten in touch with the current owners in Mississippi, who “couldn’t be cooler / friendlier people.”

He then shared that he will be making a detour from his current Out of the Woods headline tour to visit the couple’s farm in Tupelo, MS just a few days before his show in the same area on April 12.

It’s unclear whether or not Anthony will be buying the truck back as he said, “I guess it depends on if I have enough “ain’t sh*t” dollars with me when I go visit! 😂,” in reference to the line from his viral hit “Rich Men North Of Richmond.”

Regardless, fans were happy to find out that Anthony’s mission had a happy ending. 

“I Love it when the Internet is used for Good!!! Congrats on Locating her Brother!! 🙌❤️,” one user wrote. 

“This online community is amazing! So glad you found her ❤❤,” said another. 

Oliver Anthony’s Two-Night Run At The Ryman

This news comes a few weeks after the viral sensation made his return to the U.S. for a two-night run at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium following his first-ever visit outside the country as part of his OUT OF THE WOODS TOUR. 

The first night of this milestone weekend featured an unexpected visit from country icon Randy Travis. He joined the up-and-comer on stage amid his set and earned a standing ovation from the excited audience. In addition to making an on-stage appearance, Travis and Anthony also had the chance to get to know each other backstage. 

One moment that was captured and shared on Anthony’s Instagram story showed him kneeling down to shake Travis’ hand, causing Anthony to joke that he’s “Never washing my hand again!”

Oliver Anthony, Randy Travis; Photo Courtesy of Oliver Anthony
Oliver Anthony, Randy Travis; Photo Courtesy of Oliver Anthony

Travis returned the kind words on his own Instagram post which found the two country singers posing together in a room backstage of the Ryman. His caption credited Anthony for his authenticity as it read, “Lord it’s good to know there’s still a few ole country boys around…Such a pleasure witnessing @oliver_anthony_music_ debut at the Mother Church @theryman last night.”

Anthony’s 40+ city trek launched on February 1 in Stockholm, Sweden and continued with shows in Stockholm, Oslo, Utrecht, Glasgow, Manchester, London, Belfast and Dublin. 

His next headline show is scheduled for April 4 in Fort Worth, TX.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.