Dirt Road Anthem,” was remixed by rapper Ludacris.
Jason Aldean, a popular country music artist, was met with unexpected backlash when his track, “Dirt Road Anthem,” was altered by rapper Ludacris.
Attempt it in a Small Community
The music video for “,” became popular in July after it showed protesters confronting police officers.
Some people who support the song feel that it celebrates the principles of small communities in times of uncertainty, but others who criticize it believe that it carries subtle racism and advocates for aggression.
During Aldean’s initial televised interview regarding the controversy, he stood by the song and the content of its accompanying music video.
The performance of the Route 91 festival in Las Vegas was interrupted by a shooting, which affected his outlook.
He mentioned that his wife, who was pregnant at the time, and our supporters were present during the performance. In the chaos that ensued, he felt unprepared and joked about only having a guitar on hand.
He stated that experiencing something like that can alter one’s perspective.
Before the song was released in May, Aldean believed that a different element of it would spark the most conversation.
“I initially believed that the most concerning aspect of the song would be the mention of a gun,” stated Aldean, in regards to the lyrics, “Received a gun from my grandfather. Rumor has it they will eventually confiscate it.”
He expressed surprise at the level of attention the song received, attributing it mainly to the accompanying video rather than the song itself.
After facing negative reactions, a demonstration for Black Lives Matter was edited out of the music video, sparking further disapproval. The individual’s team claimed the footage was utilized without consent, resulting in its removal.
Country singer Aldean’s latest record, “Highway Desperado,” is scheduled for release on November 3rd. The album features the track “Try That in a Small Town.”