Jason Aldean is a prominent singer, songwriter and record producer.
Twenty-seven singles from his 10 albums reached the top of the country charts.
Born in Macon, Georgia, his parents separated when he was just 3 years old. Summers were spent with dad in Homestead, Florida, where the future star learned to play the guitar.
At 15, he had landed a gig in the house band at a Georgia nightclub. Bigger things would be in store both professionally and personally. He is still riding the wave of success on both fronts.
His last album Macon, Georgia features the single “Trouble With a Heartbreak”. Another single had him teamed up with multi-crossover superstar Carrie Underwood in “If I Didn’t Love You.” And his latest song “That’s What Tequila Does” helped make it a triple play, with all three tracks reaching the top of the country charts.
Jason is married to Brittany. She is a devoted mother to their 4 year old son and 3 year old daughter. She is also the latest target of the Awakened Warriors of Cancel Culture.
Brittany’s societal misstep? She captioned an Instagram before and after makeup video with some comments about a chapter from her childhood.
“I would really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girl life,” she wrote.
Jason posted his approval with the following response, along with a laughing emoji: “Lmao!! I’m glad they didn’t too, because you and I wouldn’t have worked.
Left-wing bots on social media sprang into action, resulting in a verbal assault from Brittany. And some virtue-signalling country artists have also accumulated.
Winner of “The Voice”, Cassadee Pope launched a tweet attack.
“You’d think celebrities with cutie marks would see the benefits of including LGBTQ+ people in their posts. But instead, we hear someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone wanting make the transition. Really nice,” Pope said.
Brittany responded to Pope, clarifying her position using Instagram Story.
“Advocating for child genital mutilation disguised as love and calling it ‘gender-affirming care’ is one of the worst evils,” she wrote. “I will always support my children and do whatever I can to protect their innocence. Love protects your child until they are mature enough as adults to make their own life decisions.
Singer Maren Morris slipped into insult territory with her own slam on Twitter.
“Is it so easy not to be a human bastard?” Sell your clips and compress them, Barbie Insurrection,” Morris remarked.
Brittany responded to Morris via an Instagram post that included a new collection of conservative merchandise emblazoned with the words “Don’t tread on our kids.”
“Instead of being twisted by the twisting of my words, I chose to derive good from them. Introducing our NEW Barbie LIVE inspired line** With this launch, we will be giving back and supporting @operationlightshine in the fight against child exploitation and human trafficking,” said Brittany.
In a recent statement quoted by US Magazine, Brittany discussed in more detail protecting children from those pushing questionable drugs and medical procedures.
“I think I stand up for the kids. I think kids shouldn’t be allowed to make these life-changing decisions at such a young age. They are not mature enough,” she warned.
Jason and Brittany have drawn the ire of the politically correct crowd in the past.
In a previous merchandise marketing, center-right political views were exhibited through comedic slogans that included the famous “Hidin’ From Biden.”
When the backlash broke, Jason again took to his Instagram account to defend his wife.
Included with a photo of the singer’s silhouette in front of a giant American flag were the words, “I will never apologize for my beliefs or my love for my family and my country.”
“It’s the greatest country in the world and I want it to stay that way,” he added.
After an Instagram user commented, “If you thought Trump’s path for America was better, you’re delusional! Jason gave this wise answer: “…We will teach our children what we think is right and what we think is right. better for their future.
Flash forward to the present. Jason now has to deal with the muck of cancel culture on a business level. He was unceremoniously fired by the public relations firm that had represented him for 17 years.
PR firm The GreenRoom has a roster that includes country artists Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett and Lady A.
Advertising firm co-owner Tyne Parrish released a spineless statement, apparently trying to justify splitting Jason’s business.
“We’re not the best people for the gig anymore,” Parrish said.
Looks like Nashville isn’t Nashville anymore.
Like so many other once balanced industries, institutions and ideologies, the country music capital has woken up and it feels like transformation has happened overnight.
Many of our country’s major corporations have also turned around.
So where are we going to at least reclaim our unique and legendary American country music?
Kudos to Jason and Brittany for helping pave the way.
Here’s hoping other brave country-loving artists will follow suit.
James Hirsen, JD, MA, in Media Psychology, is a New York Times bestselling author, media analyst, and law professor. Visit Newsmax TV Hollywood. Read James Hirsen’s reports — More here.
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