It’s been roughly a week and a half since the Very Online Left-generated uproar started over the video Jason Aldean released for his song “Try That in a Small Town,” and though the controversy has not been without its share of headaches and stupidity, the popular country music singer continues to get the last laugh on his unhinged critics.
One hit Aldean took courtesy of the Fauxtrage Machine was Country Music Television (CMT) pulling the video out of their rotation just a few days after it was released. Fortunately, by that point, the song – which was originally released in May – was already skyrocketing to the top spot on the iTunes charts, where it remains as of this writing.
Right behind Aldean sits Luke Combs with his rendition of the 1988 Tracy Chapman hit “Fast Car,” another one the woke left is melting down over.
In an update to all of this, Aldean is laughing all the way to the bank, as his streaming sales have soared:
Luminate, which tracks music sales and streams, says the song’s on-demand audio and video streams have increased by 999 percent — from 987,000 to 11.7 million — in the week after the chatter about the song exploded online.
Sales for the song are up as well: For the week before the controversy, the track only sold 1,000 units; last week it sold 228,000 units, according to Luminate.
Even better, his song debuted this week at the two spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart:
The controversy led to a rush on Aldean’s song, with both streams and downloads exploding over the course of last week. “Try That in a Small Town” makes its debut at No. 2 on the Hot 100, Aldean’s best showing ever on Billboard’s all-genre pop chart, beating current hits by Olivia Rodrigo and Morgan Wallen. Aldean was surpassed this week only by Jung Kook of the South Korean supergroup BTS, whose debut solo single, “Seven,” opens at No. 1.
… and at Number One on their Hot Country Songs chart:
Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town” rockets back in atop Billboard’s streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart dated July 29.
The single re-enters at the summit after spending one prior week on the survey at No. 35 in June, following its release.
The track returns with the biggest sales week for a country song in over 10 years, after CMT pulled its video, which premiered July 14, from rotation after three days, resulting in a surge of attention.
For anyone who hasn’t yet watched the video, click below:
At this rate I wouldn’t be surprised if there are other music stars out there who are hoping the activist left try to cancel them as well considering the level of support Aldean has received in the aftermath.
Common sense and sanity 1, Cancel Culture 0.