Song About Gay 1950s Coal Miners Touted As ‘The Antithesis’ Of ‘Try That In A Small Town’


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Country music artist Tyler Childers released his new song, “In Your Love,” Thursday, and it’s already being touted as “the antithesis” of Jason Aldean’s hit song, “Try That in a Small Town.”

Childers and Rolling Stone may have unwittingly started one of the greatest social experiments of the year. With Aldean’s song “Try That in a Small Town” at No. 2 on the Billboard 100 chart, deciding to release a song branded as “the antithesis” might not seem like the best idea for Childers’ career.

While the mainstream media tried to cancel Aldean for both his song and the music video, America fought back. The song skyrocketed and the media couldn’t do a thing. We’ve seen similar things happen with Morgan Wallen. He is still despised by the media, but he’s the biggest name in music right now.

Surely music labels can see a pattern emerging: if the press hate an artist, and that artist is talented, America will love them. But what happens when we get a talented artist that the press love? Well, we’ll soon find out.

Childers’ song was described as “the antithesis” of “a week where a music video permeated by fearmongering and aggression dominated the conversation,” by Rolling Stone. So, clearly, Rolling Stone doesn’t like Aldean. What a surprise, to literally no one.

But disliking Aldean is kind of like disliking America right now. And America hates that. So, does Childers dislike America too? I don’t know, but it sure could read that way in the Rolling Stone piece.

Surely the spin that Childers = good, Aldean = bad was unnecessary for Childers? (RELATED: John Rich Has A Blunt Message For Progressives, And It’s About To Become An American Anthem)

And I have no idea what people will make of the video, but it feels harmless to me. It’s quite sweet, really. The song itself is far from an anthem, but it’s relaxing enough. It sounds like a good wedding song, but not the most memorable. It’s certainly nothing like his hit, “Feathered Indians.”

But the real question is whether this song is enough to overcome the mainstream support he’s received, and how that support literally flies in the face of what the American public wants?

I guess we’ll have to wait and see how America feels, and whether they’ll put their politics aside for a nice enough song.

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