Sheryl Crow Slams Jason Aldean’s Pro-America ‘Try That In A Small Town’ Song

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Sheryl Crow isn’t impressed with Jason Aldean’s hit song “Try That In A Small Town.”

Aldean has skyrocketed to the top of the music charts following the release of the song’s music video, and the use of footage from the 2020 riots has people very split.

The outrage mob is furious, many people are voicing support and a large chunk of individuals probably don’t care one way or the other.

Sheryl Crow comes out against Jason Aldean’s newest hit.

Well, Crow is definitely among those who think Aldean’s music video went too far, and brought up the fact he survived the infamous mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas in 2017.

“I’m from a small town. Even people in small towns are sick of violence.There’s nothing small-town or American about promoting violence. You should know that better than anyone having survived a mass shooting. This is not American or small town-like. It’s just lame,” tweeted in response to gun control fanatic Shannon Watts tearing into the song.

Apparently, if you survive a mass shooting, you’re no longer allowed to be against riots. Interesting logic from the “Picture” singer.

The backlash is out of control.

As I stated earlier in the week, Jason Aldean’s “Try That In A Small Town” is a country music song. It’s a song about America, community and not tolerating nonsense.

Instead, some of painted it as a pro-violence or pro-lynching song. Just absolute insanity, and Crow claiming he should know better because of the Las Vegas shooting is simply nuts.

If anything, surviving a mass shooting should make you MORE anti-crime and violence, not less.

Jason Aldean survived the infamous 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas. (Photo by Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Also, why are people drawing the line at Jason Aldean shining a light on the 2020 riots? Tupac literally raps about emptying a clip in the song “Runnin” because he’s “tired of runnin’ from the motherf*ckin’ police.”

There are countless other examples of music promoting violence. I’m not saying rappers shouldn’t be allowed to sing about whatever they want. However, consistency is important. If you’re not upset about rappers singing about gunning people down, you damn sure better not be upset about Jason Aldean singing about small towns.

Of course, we live in very stupid times. Consistency seems to be becoming rarer and rarer by the day.

Jason Aldean has people fired up because of the music video for “Try That In A Small Town.” (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jason Aldean made a country song that’s about small towns and pro-American values. Nothing more. Nothing less. The outrage cycle really needs to chill out. It’s simply not necessary.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.


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  1. Amazing! I could find you literally hundreds of rap and hip hop songs by artists (both black and white) with lyrics 1000 times worse that this song and they are played and listened to without a peep from the outrage mob.

  2. Great stuff Aldean, your video clip of ACTUAL events certainly has cut the pretenders from the herd! The hilarious thing is this song has been around for months and now the ‘outrage machine’ has gone into overdrive, it has gone to number one!
    Great publicity from the racist trolls on the View trying to maintain the rage is comedy gold. Not one mention of race in the song or clip, just actual clips of entitled white college students earning summer vacation money from Antifa…mily by throwing Molotov cocktails at police in neighborhoods they’ve never been to before, to rage against their parents!

    Marxism 101, point the finger in the other direction, to distract from your own behavior. Certainly has brought the true racists out of the woodwork, great stuff Aldean! You deserve to be number one for that alone!

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