Country music star Jason Aldean’s recently released music video for “Try That in a Small Town” has caused quite a stir among fans and media alike, Your Content has learned.
The reason? The production company behind the video used a snippet of FOX footage, without obtaining proper permission. Sources close to the production reveal that back in May, the company reached out to FOX, seeking approval to include a 6-second clip from FOX 5 Atlanta, showing violence at a BLM rally.
However, the permission request lacked crucial details, as FOX required the lyrics of the song to be submitted in writing, which was not done.
Despite the video being released on July 14, it wasn’t until a week later that FOX noticed the unauthorized footage and subsequently asked the production company to remove it to avoid potential legal repercussions.
In what was described as a “polite ultimatum,” the production company promptly complied and released an edited version of the music video.
As Your Content readers know, Country singer Jason Aldean finds himself in the midst of a controversy surrounding his latest song and its accompanying music video.
Despite the backlash, the track titled “Try That in a Small Town” has gained significant popularity, reaching the number one spot on iTunes for songs in the U.S.
Critics have accused the song of promoting anti-police and anti-American sentiments, citing its lyrics and the controversial music video. Filmed at the Tennessee courthouse, where a tragic lynching took place almost a century ago, the video has garnered attention and mixed reactions. Following mounting outrage, CMT decided to remove the video from its channel.
Jason Aldean maintains that there was no malicious intent behind the song’s lyrics, clarifying that it is simply a reflection of growing up in a close-knit community. However, fellow singer Sheryl Crow criticized the track, expressing her belief that small-town residents are weary of the violence plaguing the nation and claiming that the song only fuels further division.