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JENNY BETH MARTIN: Media Elites Don’t Understand Heartland America, And These Chart-Toppers Prove It

Two surprising pop culture hits this summer: “Sound of Freedom” (Angel Studios’ action thriller about the fight against child sex trafficking) and “Try That in a Small Town” (country music star Jason Aldean’s chart-topping song) will be performed. Again, the elites who run big media still don’t understand the heart of America.

On Monday, Aldean’s song took the top spot. billboard hot 100became Aldean’s first Billboard number one single at the age of He entered the Hot 100 for the first time in 2005 and has charted throughout his career.

Two weeks ago, the song sold more digital sales in a single week than any other national title in over a decade.

The song is a hymn to small-town virtues and values, with the first verse listing crimes such as assault, car robbery, and armed robbery, followed by spitting at police officers and stomping and burning American flags. lyrics have been added. He arrives at the refrain and sings: “Well, try it in a small town/See how far you’ll go/We’ll do our own thing around here/It won’t take long to cross the line/Try it To be sure, I recommend not doing it in small towns.” (Related: Stephen Moore: Leftists Come for Your Cigars)

The song was released in May, but didn’t explode until the release of its accompanying music video in July. Filmed primarily at the Morley County Courthouse in downtown Columbia, Tennessee, the music video contains video clips of police protests, riots, violent crimes, assaults, and arson, and the Morley County Courthouse itself It is used as a background for other images projected there. .

Unsurprisingly, critics denounced the music video as “promoting violence,”clearly promotes racismCritics also pointed out that the Morley County Courthouse where the film was shot was itself tainted, where young black men were lynched in the 1920s and race riots broke out in Columbia in the 1940s. . A country music television executive said he removed the music video from rotation just three days after its release. Fueled by controversy, the song went viral.

Aldean had no part in choosing the filming locations, and had the backing of the video production company, he said. I got it The Disney movie “Hannah Montana the Movie” was filmed at the same location. Aldean pushed back further and said her song.refer The sense of community I grew up with was caring about our neighbors, regardless of their background or beliefs. Because they were our neighbors and it was bigger than any difference. “

“Sound of Freedom” was also a success story, an astonishing success for studio executives who decided to shelve it for years. 20 after filming the movie in 2018th Century Fox agreed to release the film in 2019, but the film sat on the shelf for years after Disney bought the studio and its assets and was unable to release it. Angel Studios was founded in March of this year. obtained worldwide distribution rights.

The film follows Tim, who resigned from his job as a special agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on a mission to apprehend pedophiles and instead saves kidnapped children from the scourge of international sex trafficking. It depicts a true story of ballads. Pedophiles preyed on.

The audience raved.The movie won a rare award 100 percent score In “Rotten Tomatoes”, “Reviews from each expert Anything recorded by the website will be rated positively rather than negatively. “

On sale July 4ththlow-budget ($14 million) independent films gross Better than its competitor, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1, starring Tom Cruise. Budget $290 million. And earlier this week, ticket sales for “Sound of Freedom” were projected to top $150 million, more than enough to make the list. world top 20 movies – Although it has not been released overseas yet.

For those who live, work, raise families, and travel in the heart of America, the appeal of this film and this song, and the resulting commercial success, is immediately apparent.

Sadly for those who still rely on the big media elite to provide entertainment, the big media elite typically live, work, raise families and travel in central America. I don’t even have to. They typically travel over the heart of America, flying from coast to coast. (Related: Brooke Rollins: Never Forget Your Left-Wing Capabilities)

As a result, all too often the mainstream media elite produce movies and songs that are nothing more than garbage.

Please pay attention to my words. The flaws that prevent the mainstream media elite from understanding America’s heartland are the same flaws that will cause them to stare in disbelief at their big screen televisions and ask themselves questions on Election Night 2024. . Something happened… again? ! “

Jenny Beth Martin appointed Professor Emeritus chairman Tea Party Patriots Action.

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