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Country singer Jason Aldean’s popularity has soared to even bigger heights as controversy continues over his hit “Try That In A Small Town.” He continues to defend and sing his patriotic song amid the backlash that has risen from images in the video. Fans continue to show their support to him proving that he will not be canceled as many had hoped to do. At a concert in Maryland this week he had fans screaming when he grabbed a United States Flag and draped it over his shoulder. Keep reading to find out more about this moment of the show.
Jason Aldean drapes a flag over his shoulder
At a show in Maryland, Jason Aldean thanked fans for their support over the past week just before he geared up to sing his controversial hit “Try That In A Small Town.”
Many have come at Aldean accusing him of racism. He has defended himself and the song saying it is simply about unity and small-town values. It’s been obviously many across the nation feel the exact same way. Support for Adlean has skyrocketed.
As Jason continued to sing the song he grabbed an American flag from the audience and draped it over his shoulder. The fans went nuts with screams and applause throughout the venue. He continued to have the flag draped on his shoulder through the remainder of the song.
At the end of the song, Aldean signed the flag and gave it back to the owner.
In liberal Maryland, @Jason_Aldean sings Try That in a Small Town to chants of USA
— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) July 28, 2023
He did issue a statement after controversy erupted
When the controversy erupted, Jason Aldean did not back down from his beliefs about the song. He stands firm the song is not about racism.
In a statement, he said, “In the past 24 hours I have been accused of releasing a pro-lynching song (a song that has been out since May) and was subject to the comparison that I (direct quote) was not too pleased with the nationwide BLM protests. These references are not only meritless, but dangerous. There is not a single lyric in the song that references race or points to it- and there isn’t a single video clip that isn’t real news footage -and while I can try and respect others to have their own interpretation of a song with music- this one goes too far.”
In the past 24 hours I have been accused of releasing a pro-lynching song (a song that has been out since May) and was subject to the comparison that I (direct quote) was not too pleased with the nationwide BLM protests. These references are not only meritless, but dangerous.…
— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) July 18, 2023
Since then, fans and fellow country singers have spoken out in defense of Aldean.
What do you think of Jason’s hit song “Try That In A Small Town” and all the heat it’s been taking?
Stay tuned for more updates.