Country music star Jason Aldean has come under fire for his new song, “Try That in a Small Town,” which some critics say promotes a divisive and outdated vision of America.
The song, which was released in late June, paints a picture of a rural America that is peaceful, traditional, and morally upright. In contrast, the song portrays urban America as a place of chaos, violence, and moral decay.
Some critics have accused Aldean of using dog-whistle politics in the song, appealing to white conservatives with coded references to their fears of immigration, abortion, and same-sex marriage.
Others have said that the song is simply a harmless celebration of small-town life. They argue that Aldean is not trying to make any political statements, but is simply singing about the place where he grew up.
Aldean has not responded to the criticism, but he has said that he wrote the song about his own experiences growing up in a small town in Georgia.
The controversy surrounding “Try That in a Small Town” is just the latest example of how country music has become increasingly politicized in recent years. In the past, country music was seen as a genre that was above politics, but that is no longer the case.
Today, country music stars are increasingly using their platform to express their political views, and this has led to some heated debates among fans.
It remains to be seen how the controversy surrounding “Try That in a Small Town” will affect Aldean’s career. However, it is clear that the song has struck a nerve with some people, and it is likely to continue to be debated for some time to come.