When you’re in the public eye, your opinions are either wildly popular or incredibly controversial and it doesn’t matter what it’s about, everyone cares.
Jamie Jones, famous country singer, learned this the hard way when he sang “Pissed Off Rednecks Like Me”. This song is dividing country fans, as well as non-fans, and may very well be the most controversial song of 2015.
Touch of Country Music had this to say about the song.
Promotional mailings for Jamie Jones’ song “Pissed Off Rednecks Like Me” promises “the most controversial song of the year.” It’s too early to give away that award in 2015, but the track is certainly dividing country fans into two groups.
Prior to the weekend, few had heard of Jones, a Centerville, Ark. native according to his Facebook page. In the course of 24 hours he wrote and recorded “Pissed Off Rednecks Like Me” on his iPhone. After sharing it on FB, he saw it go viral. Nearly two million people have watched!
Jones takes on issues like gun control, immigration and government assistance. “And don’t try to tell my children when and where to pray / We ain’t that far gone, we’re still standing on / The land of the free and the home of the brave,” he sings during the first verse of “Pissed Off Rednecks.”
After hearing this song, I believe that a lot of what he has to say is what most Americans are feeling. Flipping on the news is like stepping into the Twilight Zone; some of us feel like we don’t recognize America anymore. These lyrics will resonate with millions of people nationwide, and will probably become the anthem of frustrated and outraged middle-class people everywhere.
What do you think? Do you agree or do you think Jamie Jones is exaggerating?