“Try it on CMT,” I was just told by Jason Aldean.
After days of accusations of racism and a gun fetish, Country Music Network has taken down the video for Aldean’s latest hit, “Try That In A Small Town.”
network Confirmed Variety reported on Tuesday that it had removed the clip the day before, but did not release any public comment.
The song, set against the backdrop of a new video that surfaced online last week, says that the chaos you see in big cities doesn’t happen in rural America.
according to Vulture, this video contains news footage projected onto the Morley County Courthouse where a lynching took place in the 1920s.
The video also contains footage of riots and clashes between police and demonstrators.
“Well, try it in a small town / Let’s see how far it goes / Around here we do our own thing… I recommend not / Small Try it in town,” the song states.
Others accused him of loving “Sundown Town,” which blacks didn’t dare to enter after dark during Jim Crow’s “Lynch Law” era.
“These references are not only worthless, they are dangerous. No,” Aldean said. Said In a statement posted on Twitter.
“I can try to respect that other people have their own interpretations of songs with music, but this is going too far,” he said.
In a statement, Aldean said the song “represents, to me, the sense of community that I grew up in, where I grew up caring for my neighbors regardless of their background or beliefs.” Because they were our neighbors and that mattered more than any difference. ”
On one political issue, “Try it in a small town” is hardly vague. It’s gun control.
“I’ve got a gun my grandfather gave me / They say they’ll round up one day / So I might fly across town. Good luck,” sings Mr. Aldean.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/jul/18/jason-aldean-try-small-town-music-video-pulled-cmt/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS Jason Aldean “Try That in a Small Town” Music Video Released by CMT