The support for country music star Jason Aldean continues to pour in.

This time, it happens to be with Nancy Jones, the widow of country legend George Jones, who died in 2013 at the age of 81.

Nancy took to her late husband’s Facebook account to give a statement on July 21.

“Don’t we live in America??” she began.

 

“This woke culture has gone too far. Jason’s song has nothing to do with race!”

“Jason is a good guy! Let’s remember George loved small towns. George did many shows in small towns.

“Those are Country people! They take care of each other. They care for each other.”

Aldean made a similar statement when controversy over his music video for “Try That in a Small Town” began in mid-July.

“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,” the country singer wrote on social media. “Because they were our neighbors, and that was above any differences.”

The music video for the song featured images of urban rioters with a warning, as the title suggests, not to try that in a small town.

And that was all it took for the song to become entangled in controversy as critics accused it of being “racist” and “pro-lynching.” The backlash caused Country Music Television to ultimately pull the video from its lineup.

Nancy Jones, 64, added her distaste for the current cancel culture surrounding the Aldean song.

“Stop this WOKE crap!” she wrote. “George would never have accepted this craziness and I won’t either!”

Like Nancy, fellow country artists have rallied behind Aldean.

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