Jason Aldean’s wife has reacted furiously to the “woke” attacks on her husband. Brittany Aldean responded to criticisms of her husband’s hit song “Try That in a Small Town,” which has been labeled “racist” by some commentators.
The song went to number one when the woke backlash started with people accusing Mr. Aldean of promoting lynching because the video features the singer and his band performing outside a courthouse in Tennessee where race riots broke out in 1946. The video also features Black Lives Matter demonstrators.
The country music star insists the song is about community and the town he grew up in, where everyone had each other’s back. He points out that there’s not a single sentence in the song that refers to race and nothing to suggest he endorses violence or lynching.
In response to the controversy, Brittany Aldean posted a selfie with the singer under the caption, “Never apologize for speaking the truth.”
“Media … it’s the same song and dance. Twist everything you can to fit your repulsive narrative. How about instead of creating stories, we focus on the REAL ones such as CHILD TRAFFICKING? Food for thought,” she added.
Not everyone has denounced the singer, however. Former President and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump called him a “fantastic guy” and urged Americans to support him.
Similarly, GOP Governor Ron DeSantis, who is in second place to Trump in Republican polls, tweeted that when the media attacks you, you must be doing something right. He added that Mr. Aldean has done nothing wrong. Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the left is more concerned about Aldean’s song condemning looters and criminals than it is about looters and criminals.
Aldean is a native of Macon, Georgia, and hit the big time in the mid-2000s. He has sold millions of records, topped the charts numerous times, and won a series of major musical awards. His net worth is around $80 million.