Jason Aldean reacts to his new hometown mural
A Jason Aldean mural recently appeared on the side of a Dollar General store in the singer’s hometown of Macon, Georgia. The wall the mural is painted on reads “Macon Greatest” and also features the likeness of Otis Redding.
The likeness – artist unknown – has received hundreds of reactions on social media, with many commenters comparing the mural to TV characters from Beavis and Butthead. In an interview with Big D and Bubba this week, Aldean walked away from those backlash and shared his thoughts.
“I started seeing pictures popping up on Facebook, and then my dad sent me some, and he was like, ‘Well, that’s cool. They just made you dirty,'” says- he.
The mural looks a bit like a cartoonish version of Aldean, and the features aren’t quite true to life. The singer says he respects the artist of the mural, although he really questions the painting itself.
“I’m just curious — I don’t mean to offend the artist because I appreciate the gesture — but like, god, man,” Aldean says.
Aldean himself seems too bothered by the mural – as he said, he enjoys it – but he let out a few laughs about the situation with the radio show hosts.
The megastar paid homage to his hometown with a recent two-part album: Builderreleased in November 2021, and Georgia, released last April. He released 30 new tracks on both projects, including his recent hits, “If I Didn’t Love You” (feat. Carrie Underwood) and “Trouble With a Heartbreak.”
Aldean’s new single, “That’s What Tequila Does”, is also available on Builder. The star is currently busy with his Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour, which kicked off in Scranton, Penn., on July 15.
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