Earlier this month, Mike Rowe hopped in the studio with John Rich to record a Christmas song. Many of his fans were surprised by this. However, if you know anything about Rowe’s history, it would seem like a natural progression. Long before Mike was out there taking on all of the world’s dirtiest jobs, he was an opera singer. Heck, all you have to do is listen to him talk to know he has a golden voice. Additionally, he and John Rich work together at Fox Business. Rich is on The Pursuit and Rowe has How America Works.
Mike Rowe and John Rich released their Christmas song “Santa’s Got a Dirty Job” before Thanksgiving. Since then, fans of both artists have been cranking it up and soaking in the holiday cheer. Yesterday, Rowe dropped the official music video for “Santa’s Got a Dirty Job.” As Mike’s fans would expect, it’s not a super fancy or elaborate video. Instead, it is made up of a string of behind-the-scenes shots. The video shows Rich, Rowe, and the Oak Ridge Boys in the studio together. It’s obvious that they’re feeling the Christmas spirit. Check it out below.
Rich & Rowe make a killer musical team and Mike has a great voice for country music. It would be interesting to see them do more music together. Big & Rich are fine, but this new duo is a killer combination.
MIke Rowe and John Rich Cut Song for Good Causes
Last week, Mike Rowe posted an update on the song. In that post, he talked a little about why he and John Rich decided to record “Santa’s Got a Dirty Job.” Rowe said, “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.”
So, we already knew that Rich & Rowe went into the studio with good intentions. In the caption of the most recent video, Mike Rowe talked about how this song will help aspiring tradespeople as well as children of veterans who have since died.
“No pressure, but 100% of the net proceeds go to mikeroweWORKS and Folds of Honor, two great scholarship programs for aspiring tradespeople and children of vets who didn’t make it home. In other words, feel free to share! If it gets out there, who knows? Maybe you’ll hear it in a mall near you.”
Now, that would be a nice change. Many people agree that some of the Christmas music they play in malls and department stores can sound like nails on a chalkboard by mid-December. So, hearing Mike Rowe, John Rich, and the Oak Ridge Boys sing about Santa’s hard work over the speakers would be a holiday shopping miracle.