Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town” is part of a legacy of songs that pine for an idyllic rural past — and cast a skeptical eye on city life — that have been part of country music since the genre’s founding.

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – JUNE 09: Jason Aldean performs during day 1 of CMA Fest 2022 at Nissan Stadium on June 09, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)