Jason Aldean's new music video was filmed at a lynching site. A big country music network pulled it
Country music star Jason Aldean has released a controversial music video for his latest single, “Try That In A Small Town." Country Music Television removed it Monday from rotation, three days after its release. In it, Aldean performs in front of the courthouse in Columbia, Tennessee, where the Columbia race riot erupted in 1946 and the site of the 1927 lynching of an 18-year-old Black teenager named Henry Choate. Aldean said on Twitter Tuesday that the song is not about race and the interpretation that it is “goes too far.” The company that produced the video said Wednesday that Aldean did not select the location for the video, which it says has been popular with other productions.