Jason Aldean responds to criticism about his new single.
The song and video for "Try That In A Small Town" are controversial.
Aldean denies accusations that the song is anti-Black Lives Matter or pro-lynching.
He calls these interpretations "meritless" and "dangerous."
Aldean clarifies that the song does not reference race in any way.
He mentions being present at the 2017 Las Vegas music festival shooting and the recent community tragedy.
The singer expresses his desire to avoid senseless headlines and families being torn apart.
"Try That In A Small Town" represents the sense of community he experienced while growing up.
Aldean emphasizes taking care of neighbors despite differences in background or belief.
He acknowledges his political views but highlights the song's aim for a sense of normalcy.
Aldean wants people to understand the true meaning of the song.