John Rich shines a light on Garth Brooks’ big ask of Americans in wake of Aldean song scandal

Country singer Garth Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, are facing renewed scrutiny amid the Jason Aldean song scandal.

As previously reported, CMT network pulled Aldean’s song “Try That In A Small Town” after leftists, including congressional Democrats, complained about its lyrics.

The song lyrics essentially center around a small-town man who’s warning criminals, particularly violent rioters/looters, that the people in his town won’t tolerate their bull. For this — writing a song about a law-abiding citizen responding to rampant violence and criminality with self-defense — he’s been accused of promoting violence.

But there’s just one problem: If he’s guilty of promoting violence for writing a song about self-defense, then what are Brooks and his wife guilty of? After all, the two are staunch Ukraine advocates with a history of begging Americans to donate to the beleaguered European nation as per its war with Russia.

Case in point:

While this video was recorded in April of 2022, it’s gone viral again in recent days thanks to the Aldean scandal.

“We’re proud to say we stand with Ukraine, especially the refugees…There’s a global initiative and of course, supplies and aid is already spread thin, and this is where you come in: We need your help. We need you to donate,” they said in the video.

“I mean, we always ask for love and prayers. Please keep doing that, but we’re also going to ask you dig in your pockets. Be part of the greatest global relief plan mankind has ever seen,” they added. “Everybody deserves dignity. Everybody deserves a roof over their head to feel safe. You can be a part of that. So join us. Won’t you stand up for love, stand up for mankind, stand up for Ukraine?”

On Wednesday, fellow country singer John Rich tweeted out a copy of this video.

“Garth and Trisha really want you to know it’s time for you to be a good person, and hand your money over to Ukraine. Ok? Ok,” he wrote in the tweet.

Look, and take note of the ominous background music that was added to it:

The tweet went viral, attracting over two million views and over 10,000 scorching comments.

See some of the criticism below:

Notice what the latter Twitter said about Brooks’ wife, whom he married in 2005. While the country music star is reportedly a lifelong Republican, his actions haven’t been so Republican-esque ever since he married Yearwood.

In 2017, for example, he turned down an invitation to perform at then-President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Yet he had no qualms about performing at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in 2021.

And then there’s the Bud Light fiasco. When the entire right turned against Bud Light in the spring because of its brief partnership with “transgender woman” Dylan Mulvaney, Brooks decided to instead embrace Bud Light.

Indeed, in an interview recorded last month, he basically described Bud Light boycotters as “a–holes” and made it clear the bar he owns in Nashville will be serving the beer.

The remarks prompted a massive backlash, including from congressional Republicans:


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