Jason Aldean’s new hit song “Try That In A Small Town” is now sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart. After a tumultuous month for the country music star in which the media went into full-on cancellation mode against his career, Aldean can officially say that he won his battle against the woke mob.
Aldean now joins Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs atop the chart and country music sees itself dominating the industry this week. Morgan Wallen’s song “Last Night” and Luke Combs’ cover of Tracey Chapman’s “Fast Car” make this week the first time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart that the top three songs are made by country artists.
Brittany Aldean, Jason’s wife, took to Instagram to celebrate the moments occasion. She wrote, “Well, yesterday was a monumental day for @jasonaldean ❤️ #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart!! …A career first🙏🏼 That sure did backfire, didn’t it?? The best fans EVERRRR”
The May release of “Try That In A Small Town” was not met with very much fanfare at all. Since radio stations weren’t keen on playing the song, it wasn’t until Aldean released the music video that it became a sort of rallying cry to those on the right who were tired of rioting and looting and were desperately hoping for celebrities to speak up.
The video, which features footage from real riots and lootings in 2020, currently has 24 million views on YouTube and plenty more across social media platforms. The left found the video unconscionable and called for the cancellation of Jason Aldean.
The video, part of which was filmed at the location of an early 1900s lynching of a black man, caught ire most notably from Sunny Hostin of “The View” who had the following to say about the singer. “I’m actually not gonna give him the benefit of the doubt. It is one of the most racist places in this country, so don’t tell me that he knew nothing about what that imagery meant.”
Hostin then used the popularity of this song to indict the entirety of America’s small towns as racist. “This became the No. 1 song on U.S. iTunes. We have a problem in this country about race. And the biggest problem is, we refuse to admit that it exists.”
Well, now Aldean has finally overcome the hate and vitriol from the mainstream media and proven that there is a silent majority that was ready to go out in droves to buy and listen to conservative music. This will undoubtedly embolden other artists to follow suit with their lyrics and begin sharing more of their own thoughts on current events and the follies of the left.
As for Aldean, this song caps off the high point of his career so far, and he caused an entire political group to rally behind him and support his music.
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