Jason Aldean Ain’t No Bro
By Andie Summers @AndieSummers
Jason Aldean is annoyed with the tag of Bro-Country. In an interview with Penn Live before his show in Hersey, Jason said: “It bothers me because I don’t feel like it’s a compliment. To me, it’s sort of a backhanded thing that comes from a very narrow-minded listener, and I don’t know who came up with that ridiculous term.”
It was actually a reporter for New York Magazine in 2013 when speaking of the sudden rise to stardom for Florida Georgia Line after their hit song Cruise. Since then, the term bro-country has made it into the dictionary, defined as: “A sub-genre of country music sung by young white men, featuring songs with macho themes such as trucks, drinking and partying.”
Jason goes on … “If you would take a minute and look at my catalog of songs over the years, there are songs that, I guess, fit whatever that description of ‘bro-country’ is, but at the same time we’ve got songs like ‘Fly Over States’ and ‘The Truth’ and ‘Amarillo Sky,’” Aldean explains. “We’ve got songs that definitely have some meat on them and tell a great story. It’s not all about trucks and girls and beer and whatever else they think it is.”
Amen, Bro … er … Dude.