Breaking the one-decent-single-per-album trend that has characterized his career thus far, country superstar Jason Aldean vowed on Thursday to never release a good song to radio again.
“I’m sick and tired of these bloggers and old people and jealous haters deriving pleasure from any of my songs,” Aldean told Country California. “If they’re going to talk trash about all my other terrible – but focus group tested for maximum chart impact – singles, why should I give them a ‘Flyover States’ or anything else they might actually kinda enjoy?”
Aldean, the singer of “Amarillo Sky,” has seemingly grown more jaded and irritable in recent years, likely due to critical ‘bro-country’ backlash and social media commentary about his romantic affairs.
“I don’t owe anybody a damn thing, especially people who don’t like the two to three predictably moronic party anthems I generally release to country radio in each album cycle – it’s all or nothing, you jackasses,” said a frowning Aldean after announcing the godawful “Gonna Know We Were Here” as his newest single.
Many of Aldean’s so-called haters expected the final single from Old Boots, New Dirt to be the ear-pleasing “Two Night Town,” as it has been Aldean’s pattern to balance two or three sh*ttacular songs per album with at least one single that suggests he actually would have the talent to not be such a commerce-driven cliché of an artist if he were so inclined.
“Nobody will ever hear a ‘The Truth’ or a ‘Night Train’ from me again unless they dig into the deep album cuts,” promised Aldean. “I’m not in the business of putting out intelligent or emotionally authentic songs that a Sturgill Simpson fan might find himself enjoying, despite misgivings.”
“Screw those guys.”