Jason and Brittany Aldean give CMAs the miss after defending controversial song 'Try That In A Small Town'
'No awards for us... but the after parties... Yessir,' the couple wrote in an Instagram post
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jason Aldean and his spouse, Brittany Aldean, disclosed their decision to forego the Country Music Awards in an Instagram post.
The influencer informed her Instagram followers that although the couple would not be present for the awards, they would still be present for the after parties.
Jason Aldean says 'No awards for us... but the after parties'
The blonde beauty uploaded a video of the country music star and herself wearing relaxed attire. "No awards for us... but the after parties... Yessir," the University of Alabama alumnus wrote as a caption for the video.
Although the Aldeans did not attend the CMAs, on Tuesday, November 7, they did attend the BMI Award, as reported by OKmagazine.
Brittany shared a collection of photos
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Brittany shared a collection of photos of herself and her husband on Instagram along with a montage of her glam session. Celebrity friends of the former dancer couldn't resist commenting in her comments section.
Savannah Chrisley penned, "YESSSS MAMA 😍😍 GORGEOUS inside and out."
Candace Owens wrote, "You look incredible. The entire look is fire. Love the outfit so much."
Aldeans defend Jason's controversial song
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The Aldeans have been defending Jason's controversial song "Try That in a Small Town" and their conservative views, even though they haven't explained why they didn't show up at the CMAs.
Jason said in an interview, "I think she probably gets fired up a little bit because it kind of trickles down because she obviously is on social media and those things a lot more than I am."
He added, "So, a lot of times it'll be, you know, she may see something and go, ‘Hey, have you heard about such and such'".
The music video for "Try That in a Small Town" by Jason swiftly gained attention after viewers deemed the imagery to be "racist" and critics accused the performer of supporting brutality.
Aldean shared on his Instagram account, "In the past 24 hours I have been accused of releasing a pro-lynching song (a song that has been out since May) and was subject to the comparison that I (direct quote) was not too pleased with the nationwide BLM protests."
Aldean added, "These references are not only meritless, but dangerous."
As previously reported, the singer of 'She's Country' singer spoke with journalist Jan Crawford about the criticism of his work.
In the past 24 hours I have been accused of releasing a pro-lynching song (a song that has been out since May) and was subject to the comparison that I (direct quote) was not too pleased with the nationwide BLM protests. These references are not only meritless, but dangerous.…— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) July 18, 2023
Crawford said 'It was a threatening kind of video'
Crawford told the artist on CBS Morning, "You know, it was like a call to arms and small towns." He said, "It was a threatening kind of video for Black people, I mean, people were putting this on like, TikTok."
Jason was adamant about defending the release and could not understand why filming in front of the courthouse where Henry Choate was lynched in 1927 would be hurtful.
Aldean argued, "But there was people of all [colors] doing stuff in the video. That’s what I don’t understand." He continued, "You know, there was white people in there. There was Black people. I mean, this video did not shine light on one specific group and say, that’s the problem."
He added, "So anybody that saw that in the video, then you weren’t looking hard enough in the video is all I can tell you."