Luke Bryan Shouts Out Jason Aldean On-Stage at Denver Concert

By Shawn Patrick on July 31, 2023
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Although viral stories about Luke Bryan telling CMT that he was pulling their license to use his material effective immediately as he stood in solidarity with Jason Aldean are untrue, Luke did show a little love for his buddy at his show this weekend in Denver.

Luke finished singing his hit song “Country On” by having the crowd chat the “U.S.A.” portion at the end. Then when the crowd was done and the lights went down, Bryan said, “I’d like to dedicate that one to my good buddy Jason Aldean.”

There was no other context, and the show continued on after the comment.

On another note, two other fake stories from parody sites, Dunning-Kruger Times, have also been making the rounds and are untrue. One story states that Hank Williams Jr., whose 1981 hit “A Country Boy Can Survive,” similarly praised rural living over city life, has resigned from CMT’s board in support of Aldean. Another says that Blake Shelton has backed out of a $30 million deal with the country music outlet. The Shelton article, penned by Flagg Eagleton, ends with the line “Losing everything in a completely fictional storyline can be devastating,”

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