Lee Greenwood — best known for his rendition of “God Bless The USA” has weighed in on the success of Jason Aldean’s “Try That In A Small Town” despite left-wing backlash.
“I am a Jason Aldean fan. He is the biggest patriot, like a lot of us. This has nothing to do with racism. This is about people trying to take away the freedom of expression. It is a great song, and I wish I had it. When it first came out I was all over it. I love Jason’s approach. He is a great artist and always does the right thing,” Greenwood said during an interview with Jesse Watters of Fox News.
“I am from a small town in California and people cannot take our freedom away because people know everybody in a small town and that is what the heart of America is. It’s rural America,” he continued.
He went on to endorse the song’s pro-gun message, saying, ““When you talk about guns and having them in your home for defense, it is not about an offensive weapon, it’s about hunting, it’s about having the right to have the gun and the people on the other side of that, it is the idiots that take to the street and kill other people.”
“And we are sympathetic of the people who die. Our heart goes out to those people who have been killed by guns, but it is the people who kill with the gun, not the gun itself. I am so sorry to always put Second Amendment first when they see a tragedy like that. I am grateful for Jason Aldean and what he is about to do,” Greenwood continued.