Aldean On Bro-Country: “It bothers me because I don’t feel like it’s a compliment.”

In an interview with Penn Live,  Jason Aldean was very upfront about his feelings regarding the “bro-country” term coined by Jody Rosen of New York Magazine.


Aldean vented:

It bothers me because I don’t feel like it’s a compliment. To me, it’s sort of a backhanded thing that comes from a very narrow-minded listener, and I don’t know who came up with that ridiculous term.

If you would take a minute and look at my catalog of songs over the years, there are songs that, I guess, fit whatever the hell that description of ‘bro-country’ is, but at the same time we’ve got songs like ‘Fly Over States’ and ‘The Truth’ and ‘Amarillo Sky.’ We’ve got songs that definitely have some meat on them and tell a great story. It’s not all about trucks and girls and beer and whatever else they think it is.

Cambridge Dictionary calls bro-country “A sub-genre of country music sung by young white men, featuring songs with macho themes such as trucks, drinking and partying.”

Aldean is currently on the Burn It Down Tour with Cole Swindell and Tyler Farr.

h/t Taste of Country

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