Jason Aldean’s new middle-America anthem, Try That in a Small Town, has skyrocketed to the top of the iTunes chart despite the left’s attempt to smear Aldean as a “racist” and an advocate of violence against blacks.
The song was released all the way back in May, but the music video just dropped on June 14, and it instantly sent liberals into apoplexy while causing conservatives to cheer.
Jason Aldean's "Try That In A Small Town" has reached #1 on US iTunes. pic.twitter.com/PXZa31xpp4
— Billboard Charts (@billboardnewsb) July 19, 2023
Liberals have falsely called the song “pro lynching” and said it is a direct call for whites to kill black people. The left’s coordinated attack on the song sent the weak-spinned executives at Country Music TV (CMT) to delete the video from its play list.
For his part, Aldean has called the detractors abject liars.
Have you missed the video?
There isn’t a thing “racist” or “pro-;lynching” about that song.
Aldean released a statement blasting critics.
In the past 24 hours I have been accused of releasing a pro-lynching song (a song that has been out since May) and was subject to the comparison that I (direct quote) was not too pleased with the nationwide BLM protests. These references are not only meritless, but dangerous. There is not a single lyric in the song that references race or points to it- and there isn’t a single video clip that isn’t real news footage -and while I can try and respect others to have their own interpretation of a song with music- this one goes too far.
As so many pointed out, I was present at Route 91-where so many lost their lives- and our community recently suffered another heartbreaking tragedy. NO ONE, including me, wants to continue to see senseless headlines or families ripped apart.
Try That In A Small Town, for me, refers to the feeling of a community that I had growing up, where we took care of our neighbors, regardless of differences of background or belief. Because they were our neighbors, and that was above any differences. My political views have never been something I’ve hidden from, and I know that a lot of us in this Country don’t agree on how we get back to a sense of normalcy where we go at least a day without a headline that keeps us up at night. But the desire for it to- that’s what this song is about.
In the past 24 hours I have been accused of releasing a pro-lynching song (a song that has been out since May) and was subject to the comparison that I (direct quote) was not too pleased with the nationwide BLM protests. These references are not only meritless, but dangerous.…
— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) July 18, 2023
Aldean is right there isn’t a single thing “racist” about his song.Commentary