Country music icon Jason Aldean is preparing to release his 11th studio album. This release comes after he became a lightning rod in the industry following his hit song “Try That In A Small Town,” which highlighted the major differences in the sense of community and neighborly attitude between America’s big cities and the small towns that Aldean so proudly represents.
Aldean recently doubled down on the lyrics and message in the song, showing that he isn’t scared, to tell the truth in a world where celebrities are expected to look away from the horrors and atrocities that they see to remain “apolitical.”
Aldean had an interview with “Fox & Friends” in which he spoke about the upcoming album and once again touched on the issues that have arisen since the release of “Try That In A Small Town.” The song reached number one in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, something that surprised Aldean but which wasn’t totally unexpected.
Aldean said, “[That] has never happened on that chart before. So, you know, and I think those are things like you can’t plan for, you know. This was a song we put out. I had no idea. I thought the song was cool and something that, you know, I thought my fans would get.
“They would like the song and understand what I was trying to say. And I didn’t expect, you know, things to blow up like they did in the video. And this thing [to] all of a sudden just take off like it did. That was kind of unexpected.”
Aldean then took some time to talk about life on the road and his new album, “Highway Desperado.” He is confident in the songs that were chosen for the album, saying that it is one of the best projects that he has put together in his entire career.
Aldean explained, “I just think for all of my adult life, pretty much and really since I’ve been 18 years old, you know, I’ve been traveling around the country and the world now playing music. And that’s kind of what it feels like. It’s like always on the run, living on the road. I will say it’s one of the coolest things we’ve done, top to bottom song-wise, I think it’s one of the best albums we’ve done.”
Aldean’s success will be bolstered by the millions of small-town Americans all over the country who were finally given a voice to speak out against the violence and travesty taking place in the cities in the United States. Their pride in being from small towns with a closely knit community of neighbors was finally given a rallying cry.
For that, they have now shown massive support to Aldean who will soon be embarking on the next tour in his illustrious country music career. All the while, Aldean is ready to continue speaking out against things that he thinks are wrong and immoral and to be unafraid to speak his mind in the face of controversy and hard times.
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