Aldean thanks fans for support after ‘Small Town’ backlash
Despite backlash following the release of his song “Try That In A Small Town,” Jason Aldean is thanking his fans for their unwavering support.
A montage of clips from some of the singer’s recent shows was shared on Twitter on Monday with the song playing in the background.
A rocker-hand emoji and an American flag accompanied Aldean’s gratitude. “I look forward to seeing you back out there this weekend!” he wrote.
A portion of the video shows Aldean saying, “Hey man, do you think you’ll play this song tonight?”. “The answer is simple. The people have spoken, and this week you guys spoke loudly.”
In honor of their fans, Aldean’s wife, Brittany, created her own video. She captioned the video with a red heart emoji and an American flag.
A video of Navy and Memphis, the couple’s two children, waving to fans at their father’s shows is included in the video.
Since the song became a trending topic online last week, Aldean’s streams have jumped 999%.
The audio and video streams for Aldean’s latest song increased by 999% in the week following the release of the video, according to Luminate.
In addition, Luminate confirmed to Fox News Digital that sales for “Try That In A Small Town” have spiked. The week before Aldean released the music video, 1,000 tracks were sold. 228,000 copies of the country music song were sold last week.
Aldean achieved another major accomplishment on Monday. Billboard’s Hot 100 list ranked “Try That In A Small Town” second. It’s her first No. 2 spot on the chart since “Dirt Road Anthem” reached the seventh position in July 2011.
Aldean’s music video touts how small towns wouldn’t have to deal with riots and lawlessness that many cities across the country experienced that summer.
Aldean denied last week that “Try That In A Small Town” has racial undertones after critics expressed disdain for the video.
Over the past 24 hours, Aldean shared with his nearly 8 million fans on social media that he (direct quote) was not pleased with the nationwide BLM protests. “I have been accused of releasing a pro-lynching song (a song that has been out since May).”