Jason Aldean is no stranger to speaking his mind and making his political views known.
In a recent interview with Audacy’s Rob + Holly, the country superstar was asked if he has a fear of being canceled as he and his wife, Brittany Aldean, express their political views on social media daily.
Aldean and his wife have been very outspoken on social media over recent months, from wearing anti-Biden t-shirts from a brand called Daddy T 45, to launching a politically-charged clothing line, and calling out government officials on his feelings of certain mandates.
The “Macon” singer previously shared that he will “never apologize” for his political beliefs, and it seems he’s sticking to it.
“I think people know where I stand politically, I’m not a guy that’s just going to go out there and start trying to stir the pot just to stir the pot. If there’s something I want to say, something I feel like I want to address, then I’ll do that,” Aldean began to tell Rob + Holly.
The Georgia native admits that there are many of artists and industry personnel who share the same political views but are afraid of the backlash that may come if they speak out on them, so he feels the need to be the spokesperson.
“At some point it’s gotten to where if you’re a conservative in this business, you’re not allowed to speak,” Aldean continued. “Trust me, I have a lot of friends in this business that think the way I think, and a lot of them are really scared to stand up and say anything for fear of backlash or whatever the case may be. To me, it’s hard for to go lay my head down at night with a clear conscience, feeling like I’m a coward for not saying the things that I want to say, or I feel like need to be said.”
He later added, “from that, let the chips fall where they may. People are gonna have their opinion about whatever I say or think, and that’s completely fine, you don’t have to agree with me. I don’t expect everybody to agree with me.”
“But I also have a voice and an opinion just like everybody else and there are times when I feel like I don’t have a choice but to speak up or say something, because I feel like nobody else in the industry or not a lot of people in our industry do that for fear, and I feel like somebody has got to be that guy. And if it’s me, then that’s fine,” Aldean exclaimed.