After representing the multi-Platinum singer for 17 years, The GreenRoom publicity firm has parted ways with Jason Aldean, MusicRow has confirmed.
In a statement provided to Billboard, GreenRoom co-owner Tyne Parrish shared, “Music has always been and remains The GreenRoom’s core focus, so we had to make the difficult decision after 17 years to step away from representing Jason.”
“We aren’t the best people for the gig anymore, but will always be big fans of his music—he is one of the greatest live entertainers in country music,” the statement continues.
While Parrish didn’t mention it in her statement, the split comes after a media firestorm ensued following an Instagram post made by Aldean’s wife and social media influencer Brittany on Aug. 23. In a reel, Brittany is seen putting on make up with the caption, “I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life.”
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A few days later, singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope seemingly subtweeted Brittany, saying, “You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.”
A few hours later, country star Maren Morris replied to Pope’s tweet saying, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”
It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) August 26, 2022
Since then, other artists have shown support to both sides, and multiple national media outlets have picked up the story.
The Aldeans have been more outspoken about their political beliefs in the last few years, with Brittany even partnering with another influencer and country singer Chuck Wick‘s wife Kasi to launch Brittany and Kasi, a “store for the conservative.” Among the merchandise offered by the boutique are shirts that say “Alexa, change the President” and “Unapologetically Conservative.”
Earlier this week, Brittany and Kasi launched a line inspired by Morris’ “Barbie” tweet, featuring shirts with phrases such as “Don’t Tread On Our Kids” written in Barbie-style font. In her post, Brittany wrote that an undisclosed portion of the proceeds will be going to Operation Light Shine, an organization combating human trafficking and child exploitation.
GreenRoom also represents Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Lady A, The War and Treaty, and others. Aldean’s PR representation going forward is not yet clear.
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