Country music star Jason Aldean delivered an impressive speech to his fans at a recent concert before performing the song “Try That in a Small Town,” which has recently achieved widespread attention due to its removal from CMT.
His powerful address was met with love by the audience.
Jason Aldean: It’s been a long week. And I’ve seen a lot of stuff. I’ve seen a lot of stuff suggesting I’m this, suggesting I’m that. Hey, here’s the thing. Here’s the thing. Here’s one thing I feel. I feel like everybody’s entitled to their opinion. You can think something all you want to. It doesn’t mean it’s true, right?
What I am is a proud American. I’m proud to be from here. I love our country. I want to see it restored to what it once was before all this bullshit started happening to us.
I love my country. I love my family, and I will do anything to protect that. I can tell you that right now. Here’s what I want to say. A lot of things out there and one thing I love you guys know how it is this day and age. Cancel culture is a thing. That’s something that if people don’t like what you say, they try and make sure that they can cancel you, which means try and ruin your life, ruin everything. One thing I saw this week was a bunch of country music fans that could see through a lot of the bullshit, all right?
…You guys know what I’m about. You know that. You know what I stand for. I’ve never shied away from that at all.
And I know a lot of you guys grew up like I did. You kind of have the same values, the same principles that I have, which is we want to take our kids to a movie and not worry about some asshole coming in there shooting up theater, right?
So when somebody asked me, hey, man, you think you’re going to play this song tonight?
The band then broke out in the controversial song and all was well in Cinci!