CMT Pulls Country Star’s Inflammatory Music Video

Billboard Magazine reports:

CMT has pulled Jason Aldean’s incendiary video for his new single, “Try That In a Small Town.” The video, which has received more than 1 million views on YouTube since its release, features Aldean performing in front of courthouse with an American flag hanging from the entrance. The performance is interspersed with footage of a flag burning, protesters screaming and attacking police in various scenarios, and robbing a convenience store.

The song is an often confrontational take, with lyrics challenging those who “carjack an old lady at a red light” or “pull a gun on the owner of a liquor store” or “cuss out a cop” to try that in a small town and “see how far ya make it down the road/ around here, we take care of our own.” Later, the lyrics say, “Got a gun that my granddad gave me/ They say one day they’re gonna round up/ Well, that shit might fly in the city/ Good luck.”

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