Jason Aldean sparked controversy online with his latest ‘Try That in a Small Town’ music video.
Jason Aldean is going viral online after his music video and lyrics to ‘Try That in a Small Town’ song dropped. HOLR breaks down the latest news.
Jason Aldean Try That in a Small Town Lyrics
As mentioned in this article, Aldean’s song, “Try That in a Small Town,” drew backlash as a result of the latest music video being released. As noted in the below clip posted by TikTok user @CNN, this is why the song, its lyrics, and its music video are being criticized.
There has been more fallout regarding Jason Aldean’s controversial single, “Try That in a Small Town.” CMT confirmed to CNN on Wednesday that the music video for the song has been pulled off the country network’s air. Billboard was the first to report the news. CNN has reached out to reps for Aldean for comment. The lyrics, critics say, are evocative of vigilantism, racism and “sundown towns” that practice a form of all white segregation in which people of color and others who were considered outsiders knew they faced violence if they were not out of an area before the sun went down.#cnn #news #jasonaldean #cmt #countrymusic
The video goes on to say that people believe the lyrics were evocative of racism and retaliation. The accompanying music video also raised eyebrows because it included footage from police brutality protests. As well, it was filmed in front of the Maury County Courthouse in Tennessee. This site has a lot of history because it has allegedly seen a lot of racial violence. Most notably, the lynching of a black man (Henry Choate) back in 1927.
As a result, people took to social media to address the controversial song:
Jason Aldean shot this at the site where a white lynch mob strung Henry Choate up at the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia, Tenn., after dragging his body through the streets with a car in 1927.
— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) July 17, 2023
Jason Aldean New Song
Aldean reportedly denied releasing a “pro-lynching song” as some people have described it. He shared the below response on Twitter after receiving backlash from his song and music video:
In the past 24 hours I have been accused of releasing a pro-lynching song (a song that has been out since May) and was subject to the comparison that I (direct quote) was not too pleased with the nationwide BLM protests. These references are not only meritless, but dangerous.…
— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) July 18, 2023
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