Mike Rowe and John Rich Release ‘Santa’s Gotta Dirty Job’ Christmas Song for a Great Cause

by Taylor Cunningham
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Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe and country crooner John Rich have joined forces in an effort to brighten our moods with a “little ditty” that supports two great causes.

“Couple weeks ago, under circumstances too weird to explain, John Rich and I decided to record a song for Christmas,” Mike wrote on his personal blog. “America’s not having a great time right now. And we thought a song like this might help put a smile on our collective face.”

The song is called Santa’s Gotta Dirty Job, and it’s live on Apple Music right now. Thanks to John Rich, you can have a sneak peek listen below. But beware, Mike thinks “the chorus is an earworm that’s gonna be tough to shake.”

“Howdy! @mikeroweworks and I have a new Christmas song #SantasGottaDirtyJob out today!” John wrote with the teaser clip. “Proceeds going to @FoldsofHonor and #TheMikeRoweWorks Foundation!”

John Rich’s ‘Santa’s Gotta Dirty Job’ Song Will Benefit mikeroweWORKS and Folds of Honor

If you like what you hear, you can buy the entire version of Santa’s Gotta Dirty Job for $1.29. But even if you’re not into the tune, it’s still worth the splurge because 100% of the profits go to the mikeroweWORKS and Folds of Honor charities.

So, what are the chosen charities all about? Well, we’re glad you asked.

As the name suggests, mikeroweWORKS is Mike’s personal project. And it hopes to raise up a new generation of skilled laborers who make trade work “cool again.” Each year, the charity gives scholarships to students who are bound for trade schools through Mike’s Work Ethic Scholarship Program.

Folds of Honor is a fairly new charity that hands scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen and disabled military members.

John Rich partnered with the organization back in 2019. And his whisky distillery, Redneck Riviera, has since funded over 150 college grants.

“There’s a lot of great organizations in the U.S. that support veterans and families of veterans and active duty,” John told Fox News. “My favorite one is Folds of Honor. Matter of fact, I wear their T-shirt all the time; I wear it on stage, I wear it every day. Folds of Honor puts kids through college who lost a parent in combat fighting for our country or a spouse who lost their spouse.”

For any Outsiders interested in buying Santa’s Gotta Dirty Job, click here.