Following the removal of Jason Aldean’s music video for “Try That In A Small Town” from CMT, his wife Brittany Aldean stood firmly by his side. Amidst backlash surrounding the single’s message, Brittany took to social media to express gratitude to fans for their unwavering support.
In an Instagram post, Brittany conveyed her appreciation, writing: “Man do we love y’all. Free thinkers, lions not sheep… thankful for the support, always!” Her message resonated with fans, evident in the flood of supportive comments that followed.
“I stand with Jason Aldean”, proclaimed one fan, punctuating their statement with an American flag emoji. Another admirer humorously suggested: “Brittany Aldean for president”.
The outpouring of support didn’t stop there. Fans hailed the couple as a “power couple” advocating for their country and children. One passionate supporter expressed gratitude for the Aldeans’ courage in speaking out, encouraging others to follow suit.
Brittany continued to share her thoughts on Instagram, accompanied by a vibrant photo of herself in a yellow two-piece outfit. Additionally, she celebrated the success of Jason’s song by sharing a screenshot of its No. 1 ranking on the music charts, adding a fiery emoji to signify their triumph.
This show of solidarity comes in the wake of Country Music Television’s decision to remove the music video from its platform. While CMT offered no explicit reasoning for the move, speculation swirled regarding the song’s themes and imagery.
“Try That In A Small Town”, released in May, delivers lyrics addressing small-town resilience in the face of societal unrest. The song’s narrative, depicted in the controversial music video, highlights the defiance of rural communities against chaos and lawlessness.
Despite controversy surrounding the video’s filming location outside the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia, Tennessee, Jason Aldean asserts that racial undertones were never part of the song’s intent. Dismissing claims of insensitivity, he emphasized that the song’s message champions unity and resilience, not division.
In response to criticisms, Aldean declared: “There is not a single lyric in the song that references race or points to it”. He reaffirmed that the video’s footage comprises real news clips, aiming to depict reality rather than propagate false narratives.
As debates surrounding the song and its imagery persist, Jason and Brittany Aldean remain resolute in their stance, standing as beacons of unity amidst a divisive landscape.