Amidst an ongoing campaign to discredit country music artist Jason Aldean and his recent release, “Try That in a Small Town,” there has been public support from former US President Donald Trump. Trump expressed his admiration for Aldean on the social media platform Truth Social, describing him as an exceptional individual and urging his followers to show their support for the artist, saying:
“Jason Aldean is a fantastic guy who just came out with a great new song. Support Jason all the way. MAGA!!!”
Aldean’s latest single has sparked controversy due to its provocative portrayal of recent civil unrest and escalating lawlessness in the United States. The music video, which has been removed from circulation on CMT, features the country star performing in front of a courthouse. Interspersed with his performance are scenes depicting flag desecration, violent protests, and thefts from convenience stores—a depiction that has generated considerable controversy.
The song, credited to Kelly Lovelace, Neil Thrasher, Tully Kennedy, and Kurt Michael Allison, directly addresses individuals involved in criminal activities. However, these lyrics, including lines like “carjack an elderly lady at a traffic signal,” “threaten a firearm on a liquor store owner,” and “verbally abuse a police officer,” have received criticism from those who find them objectionable.