Country music star Jason Aldean took heat from left-wing critics this past week for his rugged song, “Try That in a Small Town,” which strongly condemns the violence and rioting of 2020.
The song was inexplicably labeled as “racist” and violent by leftists on social media, prompting conservatives to purchase the song, sending the single skyrocketing to number one in the iTunes store in a resounding rebuttal to radical accusations.
Aldean is a staunch ally of President Trump and has even performed at Mar-a-Lago.
“Jason Aldean is a fantastic guy who just came out with a new grew song,” Trump wrote on Truth Social this week. “Support Jason all the way. MAGA!!!”
The music video for Aldean’s single was shot in Columbia, Tennessee, at a popular filming location in front of the Maury County Courthouse.
Fox News reported that Country Music Television (CMT) opted to pull the music video from circulation after backlash. Some liberal detractors bizarrely claimed that it was a “pro-lynching” song.
A few of Aldean’s lyrics read:
“Cuss out a cop, spit in his face
Stomp on the flag and light it up
Yeah, ya think you’re tough
Well, try that in a small town
See how far ya make it down the road
Around here, we take care of our own
You cross that line, it won’t take long
For you to find out, I recommend you don’t
Try that in a small town[.]”
The country singer responded to the controversy on Twitter, strongly refusing to back down despite the onslaught of leftists on social media attempting to shut down his song.
He wrote, “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.”
He explained that the single “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.”
He noted that he had never “hidden” his political views and that his song represented a longing to get back to a “sense of normalcy” in America.