Following Jason Aldean, who sounded off on the backlash against his “Try That In a Small Town” during a concert over the weekend, conservative country star Brantley Gilbert ripped into Aldean’s critics and stood up for the message of and impulse behind Aldean’s hit, new song.
Speaking about the controversy and the sad state of modern-day America, Gilbert blasted the softness of the current world and the liberality with which those who would never stand up for something in person hurl insults and epithets online, safe from any real consequences for their smears and slanders.
He said: “Society these days I don’t much understand and don’t much give a s*** too. One of my many pet peeves is the fact that we live in a society nowadays when people don’t get punched in the face anymore. Just a bunch of keyboard warriors hiding behind a cell phone and laptops talking a bunch of s***.”
Continuing, Gilbert turned from general softness to the anti-Aldean media blitz, saying that he didn’t tweet about it because he’s far distanced from social media and so he wrote a song about it instead. In his words: “So I got mad as hell the other day over this [Jason] Aldean thing. I thought I was gonna tweet something, and I realized that I don’t have the password for any of my social media. So I decided to write them son’ b****** a song I hope y’all like it.”
The new song Gilbert unveiled was one he called “Bury Me Upside Down,” in which the chorus goes “bury me upside down so the world can kiss my a**.” Predictably, the crowd loved it and joined in singing with Gilbert that the woke world can do exactly that.
Conservative Twitter maestro Collin Rugg posted a video of Gilbert’s song and message with his own comments on the matter, saying, “NEW: Country music star Brantley Gilbert says the Jason Aldean backlash made him “mad as hell” as he strongly defended Aldean during a recent concert. Good to see country artists standing up to the woke mob 🔥 During the concert, Gilbert told the crowd he decided to “write them son’ b****es a song” after he heard about the Aldean backlash. “So I got mad as hell the other day over this [Jason] Aldean thing. I thought I was gonna tweet something, and I realized that I don’t have the password for any of my social media. So I decided to write them son’ b****** a song.” This is how it’s done 🔥🔥”
Aldean, for his part, said at a recent concert, “Well, I gotta tell you guys, man, it’s been a long a** week. It’s been a long week and I’ve seen a lot of stuff. I’ve seen a lot of stuff suggesting I’m this, suggesting I’m that. Hey, here’s a thing. Here’s a thing, here’s one thing I feel. I feel like everybody’s entitled to their opinion. You can think something all you want to, doesn’t mean it’s true. What I am is a proud American. I am proud to be from here. I love our country. I want to see it restored to what it once was before all this bull**** started happening to us. I love my country. I love my family and I will do anything to protect that and I can tell you that.”