Texas Baseball’s Ivan Melendez Calls Jason Aldean’s Music “Trash” After He Was Caught Throwing The “Horns Down” Sign

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Any college sports fan knows that University of Texas fans give the “Horns Up” sign more times than they even say hello, as they continue to live in denial that their sports just ain’t what they used to be (particularly football… good luck winning in the SEC).

So, in response, it’s become America’s favorite tradition to give the “Horns Down” sign to Texas fans whenever they take a heartbreaking loss (or pretty much… whenever).

Texas baseball was ended up being pretty damn good this year, after going into the season as the number one team in the country and shaking off a cold start to punch their ticket to the College World Series.

Needless to say, baseball fans and University of Texas haters alike are giving a lot less “Horns Down” signs, as the Longhorns may be the hottest baseball team in the country right now.

However, one country music star is still flaunting the “Horns Down” sign like there’s no tomorrow…

And it’s no other than Jason Aldean.

A fan caught up with him at the golf course recently, and the two posed for a picture flaunting the famous sign.

So, in response?

Texas’ best player and Big-12 player of the year, Ivan Melendez, responded on his Instagram story by saying:

“His music trash anyways”


Ya gotta love the gamesmanship here.

Although I may be an all-time Texas Longhorns hater, this may be the best comeback of 2022 thus far.

Of course, much like Texas football, most country music fans will agree that Aldean’s music just ain’t what it used to be (pre-2010 Aldean will forever be supreme), so I may have to side with Melendez on this one, as much as that pains me to say.

And it looks like Aldean might have cost himself a couple fans in Austin (can’t imagine there’s a lot of them):

And damn, can Melendez rake:

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Jason Aldean Weighs In On Cancel Culture

It’s no secret where Jason Aldean stands on the political spectrum, but according to him, he isn’t alone.

He’s just one of the few Conservative country artists that are willing to speak up about it.

It’s also no secret, he’s not a fan of President Joe Biden…

In the past month or so, his wife Brittany shared a picture of herself rocking an “Anti Biden Social Club” t-shirt from the “Unvaxxed Collection” of the apparel company called Daddy T 45, an obvious reference to the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.

She also wore an “Impeach 46” shirt and shared a picture of her kids, Navy and Memphis, rocking “Hidin’ From Biden” shirts.

Jason later called out Governor Gavin Newsom for California’s mandatory vaccine mandate for middle and high school kids to attend school, and followed it up with a post stating that he would never apologize for his beliefs.

But in a recent interview with Audacy’s Rob + Holly, Jason opened up on  his fear (or lack thereof) of being canceled for his outspoken Conservative beliefs, and his newfound role as the “Conservative country spokesperson” so to speak, citing that he’s never been one to start shit for the sake of stirring the pot, but also that if nobody gonna stand up for opposing views, he’ll be the guy to do it.

“I think people know where I stand politically, I’m not a guy that’s just going to go out there and start trying to stir the pot just to stir the pot. If there’s something I want to say, something I feel like I want to address, then I’ll do that.

At some point it’s gotten to where if you’re a conservative in this business, you’re not allowed to speak. Trust me, I have a lot of friends in this business that think the way I think, and a lot of them are really scared to stand up and say anything for fear of backlash or whatever the case may be.

To me it’s hard for to go lay my head down at night with a clear conscience, feeling like I’m a coward for not saying the things that I want to say or I feel like need to be said.

And if people don’t agree with him, he says that’s fine… but at the end of the day, he says that being a country music star doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have thoughts and opinions about what’s going on in the world:

From that, let the chips fall where they may. People are gonna have their opinion about whatever I say or think, and that’s completely fine, you don’t have to agree with me. I don’t expect everybody to agree with me.

But I also have a voice and an opinion just like everybody else and there’s times when I feel like I don’t have a choice but to speak up or say something, because I feel like nobody else in the industry or not a lot of people in our industry do that for fear, and I feel like somebody has got to be that guy.

And if it’s me, then that’s fine.”

Jason’s wife Brittany recently launched a limited-edition, pro-Conservative clothing line, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Special Forces Charitable Trust, an organization dedicated to helping military families.

The items have since sold out.

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