Multi-platinum artist and modern-day rocker Jason Aldean is not too happy with Zac Brown these days. In a recent radio interview, Brown made some bold statements about Luke Bryan's current Top 10 hit "That's My Kind Of Night," off his gold-debuting "Crash My Party" record, blasting the tune as "the worst song I've ever heard."
Brown also blamed the state of modern country music for the song's pop and hip-hop influences. "I see it being commercially successful, in what is called country music these days, but I also feel like that the people deserve something better than that," he told 93.7 JRfm. "Country fans and country listeners deserve to have something better than that, a song that really has something to say, something that makes you feel something. Good music makes you feel something. When songs make me wanna throw up, it makes me ashamed to even be in the same genre as those songs.”
Aldean, whose own "Night Train" is doing remarkably well at radio, has since caught wind of these comments and has a few choice words of his own. He posted a message on Instagram, lambasting, "I hear some other artist [is] bashing my boy Luke Bryan['s] new song, sayin' its the worst song they have ever heard..."
He continued, "To those people runnin' their mouths, trust me when I tell [you] that nobody gives a sh** what [you] think. Its a big ol' hit, so apparently the fans love it which is what matters. Keep doin' [your] thing LB!"
Likewise, several other mainstream artists have criticized the direction of country music, including Gary Allan, Alan Jackson and newcomer Kacey Musgraves. Allan, in particular, came under fire last week, as well, after his comments claiming Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift were "pop singers making a living in country." After his statement made the media rounds, he took to Facebook to clarify his comments, but that only added fuel to the growing firestorm.