While the song has now sold over 227,000 U.S. digital downloads this week alone, the second highest pure sales week of the year so far, it hasn’t stopped critics from taking aim at the Country singer for being “racist” or “promoting violence,” as well as CMT removing the video from their music video rotation.
Jason Aldean released a lengthy statement on social media a few days ago but last night during his concert in Cincinnati, he addressed the situation further right before he and the band played Try That In A Small Town.
“I love our country, I want to see it restored to what it once was before all this bullsh*t started happening to us. I love my country, I love my family and I will do anything to protect that, I can tell you that right now.”
“Here’s what I wanna say – A lot of things out there, cancel culture is a thing, that’s something that if people don’t like what you say, they try and make sure that they can cancel you. Which means try and ruin your life, ruin everything. One thing I saw this week was a bunch of Country music fans that could see through a lot of the bullsh*t, alright?
As other artists such as Sheryl Crow and Jason Isbell have openly attacked Jason, others have came to his defense including Jake Owen and Luke Bryan.
Watch the video below.
NEW: Jason Aldean refuses to back down during his Cincinnati concert last night in response to backlash from his new music video, ‘Try That in a Small Town’ where Aldean condemns far-left riots.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) July 22, 2023
“What I am is a proud American.”
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