Randy Travis Responds To Jason Aldean’s “Try That In A Small Town”
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Jason Aldean is still facing backlash for his “Try That in a Small Town” music video, but his list of supporters continues to grow.
Following the release of the official music video in July of this year (2023), “Try That in a Small Town” quickly became a hot topic of conversation. The video earned comments, good and bad, from numerous celebrities including Donald Trump, Travis Tritt, Tim McGraw, Sheryl Crow, Ron DeSantis, and many others.
Randy Travis and his wife, Mary, recently detailed their feelings on the controversial song.
Randy and Mary did an interview with Fox News Digital prior to a tribute concert for “Heroes and Friends” in honor of Randy. The topic of “Try That in a Small Town” came up during the interview and they did not shy away from sharing their honest opinion on the controversial song.
“You know, when we heard the song, when we saw the video, our first inclination was, we live in a small town. We feel the same way. And we want the world to feel that way because we really do want to protect our country,” Mary shared .”There’s some things that have gotten sideways … and it’s not racial, and it’s not any of those things. It’s just where we want to be as a country and the things that established our country. Why is it so hard to believe that we’re going to protect our own? I mean, that’s what we do with our armed forces. That’s what we do with our family. If somebody storms in your front door and threatens your wife or your children, what do you do?”
Travis offers nods of approval in support of his wife showing he agrees with where she stands on the issue. Randy struggles to speak now due to his massive stroke in 2013, so Mary does most of his speaking for him.
Mary brought up a valid point in the interview about the controversy surrounding the location of the music video.
She stated, “As far as the particular courthouse or whatever, any courthouse in the United States of America that’s been around a while … something happened there. And so just to go and pick a courthouse and then identify, ‘Well, that happened there,’ you could go to any courthouse across the country and find something you didn’t like going on there.”
“We can’t change history. We need to move forward. You look through your windshield, not your rearview mirror. And life would be a lot better if we would just be very kind, you know, live simply, love generously, forgive quickly and leave the rest to God,” Mary concluded.
To hear more about Randy’s road to recovery following his stroke, watch the video below.