Jason Aldean To Make First Big CMT Awards Return Since Controversial Single

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Country star Jason Aldean is set to make a big return to the 2024 CMT Awards. This is a major moment for Aldean, as it will be his first appearance since the controversy over his hit single. What else do we know so far?

Jason Aldean Is One Of The Biggest Names In Country Music Today

Ask any country fan about their favorite country artists currently making music, and Jason Aldean is sure to be near the top of that list. It’s par for the course these days for Aldean’s name to bring huge audiences, eager to fill seats and pack stadiums to watch him perform.

Jason Aldean is right up there with the likes of Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Morgan Wallen, and more. Aldean has paid his dues, and because of this, he enjoys the recognition he has now. Unfortunately for Aldean, not all of the attention directed his way has been good.

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Aldean Ruffled A Lot Of Feathers With Controversial Single

One thing that fans love about Aldean is the fact that he is not afraid to say what’s on his mind, and he isn’t afraid to stand his ground, especially when some of the things he says or does rub some folks the wrong way. This was exactly the scenario following the release of his controversial single, Try That In A Small Town.

While this single was a huge hit among his fans, it generated controversy on a national scale. Many criticized Aldean’s ode to small towns across the country for inciting violence. Jason Aldean stood his ground through it all, even when he became an easy target for people to criticize.

Jason Aldean/Credit: Jason Aldean YouTube
Jason Aldean/Credit: Jason Aldean YouTube

Try That In A Small Town Singer Set To Return To CMT Music Awards 2024

Country Music Television pulled Aldean’s single from its rotation at the time following the backlash he received for it. Jason Aldean is set to perform at the upcoming 2024 CMT Music Awards. He will take the stage to sing his song Let Your Boys Be Country.

Despite all of the backlash and controversy that his single generated, the singer has no regrets about releasing it. He stands by his art and his message, even as many accused him of being pro-gun, anti-law enforcement, and more.

Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean/YouTube

After pulling Try That In A Small Town from its rotation a year ago, having Aldean perform at the 2024 CMT Music Awards could be something of an olive branch.

Surely, his fans will be looking forward to seeing him perform when the 2024 CMT Music Awards airs on Sunday, April 7 at 8 pm Eastern on CBS. The program will also be available to stream on Paramount+.

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