One of the most recent poster boys for bro country has spoken to PennLive and given his two cents on being labeled that way. Jason Aldean made it clear he doesn’t like being called that term. Nope. Not even a lil bit.
“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.
“If you would take a minute and look at my catalog of songs over the years, there are songs that, I guess, fit whatever the hell 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.’ 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.”
And, here’s the thing Jason is right. While some of his songs certainly helped spawn the craze that is girls in cut offs having beer in a raised pick up, he has plenty of songs that have depth and meaning.
What do YOU think about it?!