Leftist critics have spoken out against country singer Jason Aldean’s new single “Try That in a Small Town” by claiming that it contains racist undertones.
In much the same way that political pushback against the anti-human-trafficking film “Sound of Freedom” propelled it to the top of the charts, this backlash has only boosted the popularity of Aldean’s song.
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Despite receiving widespread support from fans and like-minded Americans, Aldean is not taking the allegations of his critics lying down.
He first addressed the controversy in a Twitter post asserting that the song’s anti-crime message should resonate across every American community.
“There is not a single lyric in the song that references race or points to it,” he wrote. “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. “NO ONE, including me, wants to continue to see senseless headlines or families ripped apart.”
In a subsequent statement, Aldean indicated that his inspiration for the song was an “unspoken rule” among residents of small towns that “we all have each other’s backs and we look out for each other.”
The lyrics address his assessment that “somewhere along the way, that sense of community and respect has gotten lost,” adding: “Deep down we are all ready to get back to that.”
He also referred to the controversy during a live performance in Ohio on Friday, using the forum to reject the allegations of those who believe they know his motivations.
“Here’s the thing: I feel like everybody is entitled to their opinion,” Aldean added. “You can think something all you want to, it doesn’t mean it is true.”
Speaking out on his own behalf to the rousing applause of the audience, he declared: “What I am is a proud American. I love our country. I want to see it restored to what it once was before all this bulls*** started happening to us.”
He went on to insist that he will “do anything [he] can to protect” his country and family.