Sheryl Crow Blasts Jason Aldean’s “Try That In A Small Town”: “This Is Not American Or Small Town-Like… It’s Just Lame”

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Peers are weighing in.

Yesterday, after news broke that CMT pulled Jason Aldean’s music video for “Try That In A Small Town,” frankly speaking, all hell broke loose.

From his own statement addressing the single, his wife chimed in on people needing to focus on “real news,” to jumping to number one on the charts, not to mention Twitter’s frenzied state… it’s been a news cycle whirlwind.

Of course, the mainstream media (as well as people who don’t even listen to country music) loves to chime in whenever something “bad” is happening in country music. See the latest Miranda Lambert news for confirmation…

However now… other music industry colleagues are chiming in.

“Soak Up The Sun” artist, Sheryl Crow, weighed in on the matter last night via Twitter, blasting Jason Aldean for the song, which she called “lame.”

Crow quoted a Tweet another user shared regarding the portion of the lyrics talking about gun control, and the user discussed the Las Vegas mass shooting:

“Jason Aldean, who was on-stage during the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert in 2017 that killed 60 people and wounded over 400 more – has recorded a song called “Try That In A Small Town” about how he and his friends will shoot you if you try to take their guns.”

Crow responded to the Tweet from the anti-gun activist addressing:

“I’m from a small town. Even people in small towns are sick of violence. There’s nothing small-town or American about promoting violence. You should know that better than anyone having survived a mass shooting.

This is not American or small town-like. It’s just lame.”

Crow is a well-known anti-gun activist, and as a Nashville resident, she seems to be fairly intertwined in the country music community. It’s not a surprise she has some strong opinions on the matter.

In April of this year, Crow spoke to Tennessee lawmakers to enforce stricter gun regulations after the tragic Nashville shooting.

Crow also re-Tweeted antoher Tweet that addressed the lyrics about gun control associated with many of the recent mass shootings around the United States.

“Uvalde? Small town.
VA Tech? Small college town.
Newtown? Small New England town.
Parkland? Small town that had just been voted Florida’s *safest* town.

Most mass shootings occur in *small towns.* Jason Aldean Your listeners are dying.”

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