Calling out the big cities.
Jason Aldean dropped his new single “Try That In a Small Town” today. And it seems to be a warning shot to crazy stuff we see on the news coming out of the big cities these days: Don’t bring that mess around here.
“Sucker punch somebody on a sidewalk
Carjack an old lady at a red light
Pull a gun on the owner of a liquor store
Ya think it’s cool, well, act a fool if ya like
Cuss out a cop, spit in his face
Stomp on the flag and light it up
Yeah, ya think you’re tough
Well, try that in a small town
See how far ya make it down the road
‘Round here, we take care of our own
You cross that line, it won’t take long
For you to find out, I recommend you don’t
Try that in a small town”
The new single is the latest release from Jason’s upcoming album after his performance of “Tough Crowd” at the ACM Awards last week.
Speaking about the song, Jason said that it summarizes the way a lot of people feel right now:
“Got another new one coming at y’all! To me, this song summarizes the way a lot people feel about the world right now.
It seems like there are bad things happening on a daily basis, and that feels unfamiliar to a lot of us. This song sheds some light on that.”
Written by Kurt Allison, Tully Kennedy, Kelley Lovelace, and Neil Thrasher, “Try That In a Small Town” seems to fit perfectly in line with Jason’s conservative political views as of late, which he’s been more outspoken about as of late.
Aldean made recently made headlines for his close friendship with Donald Trump, and also for speaking out on his conservative political beliefs at a time when a lot of people are afraid to jump in to politics:
“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 it sounds like he’s saying what he feels like needs to be said in this new track too.
Brittany Aldean’s Feud With Maren Morris
In case you missed the country music world drama last year, let me give you a little rundown.
Brittany Aldean, the wife of Jason Aldean, posted a video of herself putting on makeup on Instagram, with the caption:
“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”
Although the post drew praise from the likes of RaeLynn, Lara Trump, the wife of Donald Trump’s son Eric, and a number of other beauty influencers, and Jason himself, a couple of country music artists went scorched earth over the post, calling it “transphobic.”
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.”
And Maren Morris responded:
“It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ons and zip it, insurrection Barbie.”
And long story short, Brittany and Jason both ended up responding to the “insurrection Barbie” comments, Candace Owens got involved, Ryan Hurd got involved, it was quite the public argument.
Then Brittany is doubled down in the form of a new clothing line.
If you remember back to last fall, Brittany Aldean launched an “Anti-Biden” clothing line with shirts that read: “Anti-Biden Social Club,” “Impeach 46,” and “Hiden From Biden.”
She was criticized for using her young children to model the shirts, but praised by fellow Conservatives for the message.
But then she came back with another limited-edition, Barbie-inspired “Don’t Tread On Our Kids” line, with proceeds going to charity.
She posted to her Instagram:
“Per usual, my words have been taken out of context over the last week. Instead of getting twisted about the twisting of my words, I’ve chosen to bring some good out of it.
Through this launch we will be giving back to and supporting Operation Light Shine in effort to help fight child exploitation and human trafficking.
This sale ends Friday night!”
Needless to say, the move inevitably pissed some people off, but at the same time… sold out in a matter of hours.