Maren Morris Seemingly Shades Jason Aldean's Controversial "Small Town" Song in New Teaser

While promoting an upcoming new music, Maren Morris took a moment to seemingly shade Jason Aldean and his controversial song, "Try That In A Small Town."

By Hayley Santaflorentina Sep 08, 2023 2:17 PMTags
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Maren Morris is ready to run circles around this (small) town. 

In a Sept. 7 teaser for new music, the 33-year-old seemingly threw some shade at Jason Aldean and his controversial song "Try That In A Small Town," which has been accused of promoting violence and having racist undertones

After an image of herself looking up and off camera, Maren included a video that pans towards a sign reading, "Welcome to our perfect SMALL TOWN from sundown to sunset."

She captioned the Sept. 7 post, "I'm done filling a cup with the hole in the bottom." 

Maren's apparent dig at her fellow country superstar comes over a year after she engaged feud with with Jason and his wife Brittany Aldean on social media over the latter's comments criticizing gender expression. And the "Chasing After You" singer's followers were quick to pick up on her throwing shade at the "Burnin' It Down" artist.

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"MAREN IN HER PETTY ERA I AM HERE FOR IT," commented one fan, while another added, "'welcome to our perfect SMALL TOWN' you did not."

And Maren even had the support of her fellow musicians as Brandi Carlile—who is also a member of the country supergroup Highwoman with Marenwrote alongside a fire emoji, "Oh it is ON."

And while Jason's new song has been criticized by a number of social media users since its release, Maren is not the only celebrity to call out the controversial track and his accompanying video. Fellow country singer Sheryl Crow did not hesitate to share her opinion, citing Jason's own experience surviving a violent incident.

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"@Jason_Aldean I'm from a small town," the 61-year-old tweeted July 18. "Even people in small towns are sick of violence. There's nothing small-town or American about promoting violence. You should know that better than anyone having survived a mass shooting. This is not American or small town-like. It's just lame."

Jason was performing on stage at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas in 2017 when a gunman fired down on the crowd and killed 59 people in what marked the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

And while the "She's Country" did not respond to Sheryl directly, he did address critics at large that same day. 

"In the past 24 hours I have been accused of releasing a pro-lynching song (a song that has been out since May) and was subject to the comparison that I (direct quote) was not too pleased with the nationwide BLM protests," Jason tweeted on July 18. "These references are not only meritless, but dangerous."

He continued, "I was present at Route 91—where so many lost their lives- and our community recently suffered another heartbreaking tragedy. NO ONE, including me, wants to continue to see senseless headlines or families ripped apart."

"Try That In A Small Town, for me, refers to the feeling of a community that I had growing up, where we took care of our neighbors, regardless of differences of background or belief," he explained. "Because they were our neighbors, and that was above any differences." 

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