WATCH: Jason Aldean Addresses Social And Political Issues In New ‘Try That In A Small Town’ Music Video
The singer brings the song to life through clips of current events.
Jason Aldean; Photo Courtesy of “Try That In A Small Town”/YouTube
Jason Aldean just released a politically-charged music video for his latest single, “Try That In A Small Town.”
Directed by Shaun Silva, the thought-provoking clip features the country superstar singing the tune at the historic Maury County Courthouse in Columbia, Tennessee, intertwined with clips of current events that bring the song’s lyrics to life.
With this music video, Aldean takes a bold step by using his platform to shine a light on pressing social and political issues. The clip features footage from protests, rallies, and significant moments in history, underscoring the message of the song and its call for action and unity.
At the time of music video’s release, Aldean shared a message with fans via his Instagram, showcasing small-town pride.
“When u grow up in a small town, it’s that unspoken rule of ‘we all have each other’s backs and we look out for each other,’” he wrote on social media. “It feels like somewhere along the way, that sense of community and respect has gotten lost. Deep down we are all ready to get back to that. I hope my new music video helps y’all know that you are not alone in feeling that way.”
“Try That In A Small Town” is a tune that showcases the way Jason Aldean feels about the current state of the world.
“Well, try that in a small town / See how far ya make it down the road / ‘Round here we take care of our own / You cross that line, it won’t take long / For you to find out, I recommend you don’t / Try that in a small town,” he sings.
Watch Jason Aldean’s “Try That In A Small Town” Music Video Below
After listening to “Try That In A Small Town” for the first time, Jason Aldean knew he had to record the tune as he immediately resonated with the message behind the track’s lyrics.
“For me, I heard the song and it just kind of explained to me what’s going on in the world. It resonated with me, I guess is a better word because of what’s going on in the world,” Jason Aldean explained during a recent interview on The Bobby Bones Show.
He continued, “It’s like everyday you turn on the news and see something crazy happened or some heartbreaking story. This is just a song that talks about like you wouldn’t get away with that stuff in a small town. It’s just a different mindset and different kind of values in small town America that I wish everybody else would kind of adopt. It’d probably help some of things that are going on in the world.”
Produced by Michael Knox and written by Kurt Allison, Tully Kennedy, Kelley Lovelace, and Neil Thrasher, “Try That In A Small Town” impacted Country Radio on May 22.
“Try That In A Small Town” is expected to appear on Aldean’s forthcoming 11th studio album, which has yet-to-be announced. The project will also include “Tough Crowd,” a tune that he released in May of 2023 that serves as a tribute to his fan base, the Aldean Army.
The two new songs follow the Grammy-nominated, multi-Platinum entertainer’s 10th career studio album, MACON, GEORGIA.
The double album was named after his hometown of Macon, Georgia and features 20 new songs and an additional 10 live tracks. Jason Aldean unveiled the first half of the project in late 2021, and then released the completed record April 22, 2022.
Hitting the road
Additionally, Jason Aldean is preparing to launch his highly-anticipated Highway Desperado Tour, which kicks off on July 14 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY.
Produced by Live Nation, the 39-city headlining tour is scheduled to make stops across the U.S. in Atlanta, Charlotte, Phoenix and more. The trek will come to a close in Tampa at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on October 28.
Mitchell Tenpenny and Corey Kent are set to serve as support on the trek.
Additionally, Jason Aldean is also scheduled to perform at several festivals later this year, including Country Thunder Wisconsin, Tidalwave Festival and more.
Jason Aldean’s Highway Desperado 2023 Tour Dates
14 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
15 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
16 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
27 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
28 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
29 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
4 – Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium
5 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
6 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
10 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
11 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
18 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
19 – Welch, MN – Treasure Island Amphitheater
24 – Estero, FL – Hertz Arena
25 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
7 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
8 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
9 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
14 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
15 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
16 –Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
21 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
22 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
23 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
28 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
29 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
30 – San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater
5 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
6 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
7 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
12 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center+
13 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
14 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
19 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
20 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
21 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
27 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
28 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union AmphitheatreFor a full list of Jason Aldean’s upcoming tour dates, visit his official website HERE.
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