After 17 years, Jason Aldean’s public relations firm, GreenRoom PR, has split with the singer.
The news comes on the heels of Jason’s wife, Brittany Aldean’s, very public argument with Cassadee Pope and Maren Morris after she shared an Instagram makeup tutorial post with a comment about her “tomboy phase” and being thankful that her parents didn’t try to change her gender.
The post drew criticism from Pope, Morris, and a number of others who found it transphobic.
And while GreenRoom PR co-owner Tyne Parrish didn’t cite that reason for the split, he tells Billboard:
“Music has always been and remains The GreenRoom’s core focus, so we had to make the difficult decision after 17 years to step away from representing Jason.
We aren’t the best people for the gig anymore, but will always be big fans of his music, he is one of the greatest live entertainers in country music.”
Incase you missed the story (which was national news) let me give you a little run down.
Brittany Aldean posted a video of her putting on makeup on Instagram, saying;
“I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life”
“Lmao!! Im glad they didn’t too, cause you and I wouldn’t have worked out.”
The post drew praise from RaeLynn, Lara Trump, the wife of Donald Trump’s son Eric, a number of other beauty influencers.
Not all were amused…
Cassadee Pope tweeted out:
“You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.”
You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their “tomboy phase” to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.
“If You’re A Conservative In This Business, You’re Not Allowed To Speak”
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…
Last fall, 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” shirtand 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 more 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 also 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.