If you want to know what real people are thinking and believing in America, forget the polls – just listen to the crowd at a country music concert.
Jason Aldean, the Georgia-born singer whose music regularly sits atop the charts, elicited a telling reaction from a Nashville crowd this past Friday night.
The story began this past August when Aldean’s wife, Brittany, posted on Instagram:
“I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life.”
She later wrote:
“Advocating for the genital mutilation of children under the disguise of love and calling it ‘gender affirming care’ is one of the worst evils.”
“I will always support my children and do what I can to protect their innocence,” she continued. “Some parents want to be accepted by society so badly, that they’re willing to make life-altering decisions for their children who aren’t old enough to fully comprehend the consequences of those actions.”
Fellow singer Maren Morris took great offense to Aldean’s comments, responding:
“It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection, Barbie.”
Cassade Pope, another liberal singer, piled on.
“You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging,” Pope wrote. “But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.”
Jump ahead to this past Friday in Nashville. Brittany’s husband, Jason, was teasing his upcoming mystery artist, who was to join him on stage.
“I thought, man, who could I call?” he told the cheering crowd. “I got some friends in town. I could call Luke Bryan. I could call Kane Brown. See if Kenny Chesney’s here and not at the beach.”
With each name mentioned, the crowd roared its approval – until Aldean uttered the name, “Maren Morris.”
Cue the boos – and lots of them.
That’s because the vast majority of Americans are not comfortable with innocent children being mutilated and given life-altering drugs. Brittany Aldean is exactly right – it’s evil. The Nashville crowd was affirming Brittany’s point of view.
Yet, major media, along with elites in education, government and entertainment, will all try and lead you to think believing otherwise is somehow out of touch with majority opinion. It’s a lie.
“Country music is the people’s music,” once reflected Faith Hill. “It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are.”
In recent years, we’ve come to recognize that most media have an agenda, and we realize the bias of polls, which tend to oversample and underrepresent conservative and faithful Americans. But country music might just provide that slice of life that’s so often overlooked. Within the genre you’re likely to find common sense, which is why Brandon Lay once sang, “There’s a lot to learn from speakers and bleachers and preachers.”
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