In May of 2023, country music star Jason Aldean released a song called “Try That In A Small Town.”
The song discussing the 2020 riots steadily rose to the number one spot on iTunes. However, when the music video came out the woke mob was incensed and now CMT has pulled the video.
From NBC News:
CMT has confirmed that, after initially airing Jason Aldean’s highly controversial music video for “Try That in a Small Town,” the network pulled the contentious clip from the air on Monday, even before the furor over the tune grew greater on Tuesday.
A CMT spokesperson had no further comment on the video being yanked. Reps for Aldean’s label, BBR Music Group, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Billboard was first to report the video being removed by the network.
Aldean responded on social media saying the campaign against him is “dangerous” adding that “there is not a single lyric” reference hate against anyone.
“‘Try That In A Small Town,’ for me, refers to the feeling of a community that I had growing up, where we took care of our neighbors, regardless of differences of background or belief. Because they were our neighbors, and that was above any differences. My political views have never been something I’ve hidden from, and I know that a lot of us in this country don’t agree on how we get back to a sense of normalcy where we go at least a day without a headline that keeps us up at night. But the desire for it to — that’s what this song is about,” Aldean said.