Aldean’s Response to Controversy
First, we stand with Jason, and all this crap is ridiculous! Keep standing up for American values yall!
Jason Aldean denies the claims that his new song “Try That In a Small Town” promotes gun violence and takes aim at the Black Lives Matter movement, calling them “not only meritless, but dangerous.”
The Controversy Surrounding the Song
After Aldean released “Try That In a Small Town” in May and its accompanying music video on Friday, it was criticized for promoting gun violence and taking aim at the Black Lives Matter movement. The music video was subsequently pulled from CMT’s rotation.
Public Outrage and Ridiculousness of the Situation
Many fans and observers have found the controversy surrounding the song to be ridiculous, arguing that the song is merely a reflection of Aldean’s personal experiences and beliefs, and not an endorsement of violence or a critique of any social movement. They believe that the backlash is an overreaction and a misinterpretation of the song’s message.
Aldean’s Defense and Explanation
Aldean defended his song on social media, stating that there is not a single lyric in the song that references race or promotes violence. He also explained that the song is about the sense of community he experienced growing up in a small town, and his desire for a return to normalcy in the country.
Song’s Performance on the Charts
Despite the controversy, “Try That In a Small Town” peaked at No. 35 on Billboard’s Hot country songs chart in June and is currently No. 25 on the Billboard country airplay chart.
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