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Sheryl Crow Slams Jason Aldean Song Promoting Gun Violence – Hollywood Life



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Sheryl Crow has develop into one of many first nation stars to publicly communicate out in opposition to Jason Aldean’s recently-released music, “Try That In A Small Town.” Though the observe got here out in Could, extra eyeballs have been on it following the July 14 launch of the music video, which was filmed on the web site the place the lynching of Henry Choate, a Black man, happened in 1927.

Sheryl tagged Jason straight on Twitter along with her response to the controversial music. “I’m from a small town,” she wrote. “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.” (Now we have determined to not present the controversial video right here).

One of many music’s most controversial lyrics appears to name out the push for higher gun management legal guidelines following years of mass shootings in america. “Got a gun that my granddad gave me,” Jason sings. “They say one day they’re gonna round up. Well, that s*** might fly in the city, good luck. Try that in a small town, see how far ya make it down the road. Around 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.”

As Sheryl — and plenty of others on social media — identified, Jason was performing on the Las Vegas Route 91 music competition in 2017 when a gunman opened hearth and killed 60 folks. Contemplating Jason has by no means shied away from publicly expressing his political opinions, his obvious pro-gun stance is no surprise, however the lyrics and music video that seemingly threaten violence have taken issues to a different degree. CMT even pulled the music video, which additionally seemingly referred to as out Black Lives Matter protestors, from being performed on its airwaves.

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Sheryl Crow referred to as out Jason Aldean for ‘Try That In A Small Town.’ (Rob Latour/Shutterstock / AFF-USA/Shutterstock)

Nonetheless, Jason defended the music and video in an Instagram Story on July 18, insisting that it was not racially charged or pro-lynching. “These references are not only meritless, but dangerous,” he wrote. “There is not a single lyric in the song that references race or points to it and there isn’t a single video clip that isn’t real news footage. And while I can try and respect others to have their own interpretation of a song with music, this one goes too far.”

He continued, “As so many pointed out, I was present at Route 91, where so many lost their lives, and our community recently suffered another heartbreaking tragedy. NO ONE, including me, wants to continue to see senseless headlines or families ripped apart.” He then defined how HE interpreted the controversial music. “[It] refers to the feeling of a community that I had growing up, where we took care of our neighbors, regardless of differences of background of belief,” Jason defined. “Because they were our neighbors, and that was above any differences. My political views have never been something I’ve hidden from, and I know that a lot of us in this country don’t agree on how we get back to a sense of normalcy where we go at least a day without a headline that keeps us up at night. But the desire for it to — that’s what this song is about.”

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