Jason Aldean’s music video for controversial song pulled by CMT

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from CNN,
7/19/23: updated 7/20/23:

There has been more fallout regarding Jason Aldean’s controversial single, “Try That in a Small Town.”

CMT has pulled Jason Aldean’s incendiary video for his new single, “Try That In a Small Town.”

Billboard was the first to report the news. CNN has reached out to reps for Aldean for comment.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Aldean took issue with the criticism, writing, “There isn’t a single video clip that isn’t real news footage.”

But one commenter called it a “modern lynching song.”

But it’s not been received as such by some critics.

“As Tennessee lawmakers, we have an obligation to condemn Jason Aldean’s heinous song calling for racist violence,” Tennessee State Representative Justin Jones tweeted Tuesday. “What a shameful vision of gun extremism and vigilantism. We will continue to call for common sense gun laws, that protect ALL our children and communities.”

While singing about guns is certainly not uncommon in country songs of any era, some listeners thought the lyrics were a bit puzzling given Aldean’s tragic history with gun violence.

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