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The release of Jason Aldean's music video for his song "Try That in a Small Town" has sparked controversy, with prominent figures like fellow musician Sheryl Crow joining the chorus of criticism. The video was shot in front of a courthouse in Colombia, Tennessee, where a Black man was lynched in the 1920s, raising concerns about its troubling imagery and lyrics.

The song's lyrics have been widely accused of promoting gun violence, but Aldean has vehemently denied these claims. Despite his denials, the video's content has led to its removal from CMT due to its offensive portrayal of violent protests juxtaposed with Aldean's performance on the steps of the courthouse.

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