Is Jason Aldean's 'Try That in a Small Town' Racist?

Posted on AllSides July 22nd, 2023
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Country music star Jason Aldean has been the subject of controversy in recent days for a song that critics claim promotes gun violence and for its video that was filmed at the site of a lynching.

The song, "Try That in a Small Town," drew little negative reaction when it was released in May. That changed with the July 14 release of the video, which resulted in a debate about the song's lyrics and the imagery.

Accusations of the video being racist led to Country Music Television (CMT) pulling it from rotation, which...

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