Jason Aldean Reacts To New Mural In His Hometown: ‘I Don’t Wanna Offend The Artist..’

A new mural honoring Jason Aldean recently popped up in Macon, Georgia and now, the country superstar is reacting to…

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 21, 2022

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Jason Aldean; Photo by Getty Images for CMT, Mural In Macon, Georgia; Photo via Facebook

A new mural honoring Jason Aldean recently popped up in Macon, Georgia and now, the country superstar is reacting to the buzzed-about painting. 

On Thursday (July 21), the Georgia native called into The Big D and Bubba Show to share his thoughts on the mural. 

Jason Aldean Mural; Photo via Facebook
Jason Aldean Mural; Photo via Facebook

“Yeah, I saw it,” Aldean admitted. 

When asked who commissioned the painting, the “That’s What Tequila Does” said he had “no idea.” 

“I started seeing pictures of it popping up on Facebook. I think my dad sent it to me and he’s like, ‘This is cool. They just kind of did you dirty,” he laughed. 

Aldean was careful not to completely bash the mural, saying, “I don’t wanna offend the artist, because like I said, I do appreciate the gesture, but I’m like, gosh man!”

Big D and Bubba went on to joke that it looked like a “parody photo” drawn by an artist at the county fair or Disney. 

“I can’t tell if you’re Beavis or Butt-Head,” they quipped. 

“I saw a comparison today… They had the painting on the mural and then they had a picture of like, I think it was Beavis from Beavis and Butt-Head right beside it,” Aldean said. “It was pretty accurate.” 

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Dubbed “Macon Greatest,” the mural features a hand-painted portrait of Aldean alongside other hometown heroes such as Otis Redding.  

According to social media posts, the mural is located on the side of a Dollar General in the South Plaza Shopping Center on 3824 Pio Nono Ave in Macon, Georgia.

Macon Greatest Mural; Photo via Facebook

Aldean’s hometown previously honored the “That’s What Tequila Does” singer when he released his double album, aptly named after “The Heart Of Georgia,” in April of 2022.

Jason Aldean - Georgia
Jason Aldean – Georgia

Visit Macon celebrated the release of the 30-song project, Macon, Georgia, with special merchandise. Aaron Buzza, the VP of Development for Visit Macon, said that the album further solidifies Macon’s long-standing music history.

“Macon’s music history is absolutely fantastic and so recognizable, every time he releases a new album it continues that story we have of terrific music from fantastic musicians,” Buzza said of Aldean’s album.

Upon releasing the project, which serves as a tribute to his hometown, Aldean shared why the album is so special to him.

“It all started there,” Aldean recalled. “That’s where I learned to play guitar and where I learned to sing and where I played bars for the first time. It was just kind of where I learned to be a musician. It’s just where it all started for me. It was me kind of paying tribute to where it all started from.”

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Aldean kicked off his 34-city Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour on July 15 in Scranton, PA. 

The trek currently runs through October 29, 2022, and features support from Gabby Barrett, Dee Jay Silver, John Morgan, Chase Rice, Tracy Lawrence and Travis Tritt on select dates.

Tickets for the trek are available now HERE.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.