CMT ‘Cancels’ Jason Aldean’s Music Video Filmed at a Lynching Site

Jason Aldean (who?) released a new video, “Try That In A Small Town,” which centered around civil unrest our country experienced in 2020. However the Country Music Television (CMT) network pulled it in response to an outcry over historically charged references. Aldean performed his lame song and made the video in front of the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia, Tennessee. This is the site of the 1946 Columbia race riot and the 1927 mob lynching of an 18-year-old Black teenager named Henry Choate.

He received criticism online with some claiming the visual is a “dog whistle” and others labeling it “pro-lynching.”

A Few Fun Facts:

  • Aldean is a conservative and bigly supporter of TFG….shocking!
  • In 2015, he made headlines for dressing as rapper Lil Wayne as a Halloween costume, wearing blackface makeup and a wig with dreadlocks.
  • And in 2017, the country singer was on stage at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

More Fun Facts:

A lot of the footage shown in Jason’s video did not even happen in the United States:

In Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town,” released in May with a music video debut on July 14, orange flames ascend from a police car set on fire more than a decade ago on Queen Street.


More from Rolling Stone but…paywall:

Jason Aldean’s ‘Try That In a Small Town’ Video Sure Features a Lot of Footage From Canada

We’ve clocked three instances where the controversial clip featured stock footage of protests in Toronto and Montreal

Jason and a few MAGAt supporters respond:

The video and its subsequent removal from CMT quickly blew up into one of the periodic culture war clashes, with several conservative figures speaking out in favor of Aldean — including Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Colorado Republican firebrand, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert.

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