Posted on July 19, 2023

CMT Pulls Jason Aldean ‘Try That in a Small Town’ Music Video

Paul Bois, Breitbart, July 18, 2023

CMT has pulled the recently released music video for Jason Aldean’s new single “Try That In a Small Town,” which aggressively attacks recent riots and rising lawlessness in the United States.

The video has since received 346,000 views on YouTube and features Aldean performing in front of a courthouse amid interspersed footage of “a flag burning, protesters screaming and attacking police in various scenarios, and robbing a convenience store,” according to Billboard.


Aldean addressed the controversy over his song after CMT removed it from circulation on Tuesday in a lengthy message on his Instagram Stories.

“I have been accused of releasing a pro-lynching song (a song that has been out since May) and was subject too the comparison that I (direct quote) was not too pleased with the nationwide BLM protests. These references are not only meritless, but dangerous,” he said.

Aldean asserted that he never brought race into the song and that he used real news footage.


According to Variety, critics of the song were also incensed over Aldean filming “in front of a courthouse in Colombia, Tennessee that is well known for having been the sight of a lynching of a Black man in the 1920s.” {snip}