‘Tough guy’: Country music stars trade jabs over Jason Aldean’s mega hit

Country mega-stars Jake Owen and Jason Isbell are publicly battling it out over Jason Aldean’s hit single “Try That In A Small Town,” with the two throwing down on Twitter “for” and “against” the viral conservative anthem.

(Video Credit: Country Cast)

The left was quick to call Aldean’s song “pro-lynching” and racist. It ironically shows footage of violent leftists burning cars, attacking police, committing violent crimes, and looting… something they have inarguably done. But now they insist the song is inciting violence on the right. The logic here is simply inverted and crazed.

The country music superstars got into a lengthy Twitter spat over Aldean’s song. Owen nailed Isbell for deriding Aldean’s mega-hit, calling him a “tough guy” when he’s behind his keyboard.

Isbell fired the first shot on Twitter, “Dare Aldean to write his next single himself. That’s what we try in my small town”

Owen clapped back, “Jason, you’re always the first to get behind your keyboard and spout off with this stupid shit. In ‘my small town’ you just walk up to the guy and be a man to his face if you want the smoke… not tweet it at him…. Tough guy.”

“Try That in a Small Town” was written by Kelley Lovelace, Kurt Allison, Neil Thrasher, and Tully Kennedy. The song was produced by Aldean’s longtime producer Michael Knox.

(Video Credit: Jason Aldean)

Isbell shot back at Owen in the Twitter spat, “What really gets me about this is that it’s saying ‘if you don’t believe you can physically overpower me, you aren’t allowed to publicly disagree with me.’ What does that say to the people in your life who aren’t big strong boys? They just have to shut up?”

Following Isbell’s declaration concerning manhood, the back and forth continued. But he seems to have found someone to fight in his stead.

Owen took strong exception to the allegation that if you don’t write your own songs, you aren’t a real artist:

Owen had much more to say on the topic:

Jason Aldean released a statement after he was viciously attacked by the left.

Fans maintain that his song was not about race and nowhere in it did he incite violence. He merely pointed out that small communities won’t stand for unfettered violence. Decrying the song with false accusations indicates that the left is frustrated it cannot entirely control the narrative that outs their actions.

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