Country singer Jason Aldean faces immense backlash for new song and music video – now he is responding back

The song “Try That in a Small Town” by country musician Jason Aldean has drawn a lot of criticism for being ‘racist’ and ‘pro-lynching.’ After his song was taken off the radio, the artist at last addressed the criticism levelled at him. Read on to discover more.

Due to claims that the song was racist and “pro-lynching,” CMT removed the music video for Jason Aldean’s song “Try That in a Small Town.”

The musician is currently defending himself against all of the charges brought against him.

“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,” the country singer said on social media.

“These references are not only meritless, but dangerous,” he further added.

According to sources, CMT took the music video off the air after three days of airtime. Although they made the decision to stop airing it, they have chosen not to discuss the reasons why.

Aldean performed the contentious song in front of the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia, Tennessee, which had an American flag draped over the entryway in the music video in question.

After the video was made public last week, astute observers noted that the scene was historically significant because it was the same place where an 18-year-old African-American man called Henry Choate was lynched in the 1920s.

Although it is not obvious exactly where the video is from, it depicts protesters battling police officers while burning American flags.

“Cuss out a cop, spit in his face / Stomp on the flag and light it up / Yeah, ya think you’re tough / Well, try that in a small town / See how far ya make it down the road,” Aldean says in the song’s lyrics.

“Around here, we take care of our own / You cross that line, it won’t take long / For you to find out, I recommend you don’t,” the lyrics say.

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