Aldean’s Response to the Outcry
Amid a rising tide of criticism and attempted censorship, country music sensation Jason Aldean took to the stage with an undeterred spirit. He performed his song “Try That in a Small Town” during a concert on Friday, evoking chants of “USA! USA!” from the enthusiastic audience.
Addressing Controversy Head-On at Cincinnati Concert
During his concert at Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center, Aldean confronted the recent backlash against his song. Mainstream media has cast the song in a negative light, accusing it of portraying the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and the increasing urban crime rates in a problematic manner.
Sharing his feelings, Aldean said, “It’s been a long week. I’ve encountered many assertions about my beliefs and intentions. But it’s essential to remember that everyone is entitled to their perspective, even if it doesn’t align with reality.”
Emphasizing his patriotism, Aldean said, “I am deeply proud of my roots, and I love our nation dearly. My earnest wish is to witness America flourish and reclaim its former glory.”
The Singer’s “Simple” Answer
Regarding queries about his decision to perform the controversial song, Aldean had a straightforward response. He pointed out the overwhelming support from the masses, signifying their approval and solidarity with him. Without further ado, he then proceeded to perform the much-debated song.
Song’s Unwavering Popularity
Despite facing scrutiny and the music video’s removal from CMT due to left-leaning objections, “Try That in a Small Town” has triumphed. The song clinched the No. 1 position on iTunes recently. It’s noteworthy to mention that CMT, owned by Paramount, had previously expressed support for BLM activists in 2020.