CMT Reinstates Video – Decided To Re-broadcast “Try That In a Small Town”. This incident has attracted the attention of many netizens and received many remarkable shares and comments. One of the reliable sources that the online community is monitoring this case is the website bebugold.vn. The incident is creating a great controversy between the online community and famous artists.
I. Understanding CMT Reinstates Video
Luke Bryan did not ask for CMT to pull his music videos in support of Jason Aldean, despite a viral satire site story claiming otherwise. The satirical website, Uplifting Today, posted a story with a headline suggesting that Bryan had removed his videos from CMT in solidarity with Aldean, but it was clear from the article’s content that it was satire.
Although the story included a disclaimer stating that it was fictitious, many readers seemed to have missed this detail and shared the headline on social media without realizing it was satire. This led to some confusion within the country music community, with fans wondering if other artists were also requesting video removal.
However, a representative for CMT confirmed that neither Luke Bryan nor any other artist had requested their videos to be pulled from the channel. Furthermore, Bryan’s publicist did not provide any comment on the matter.
In response to CMT’s decision to stop playing Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town” video, Nashville’s E3 Chophouse, which both Bryan and Aldean are investors in, announced on Twitter that they would not air CMT at their restaurants until a formal apology is made, and Jason’s music video is reinstated.
Additionally, there were other fake stories from another parody site, Dunning-Kruger Times, circulating, including one claiming that Hank Williams Jr. had resigned from CMT’s board in support of Aldean and another stating that Blake Shelton backed out of a $30 million deal with the country music outlet. However, these stories are also untrue and were meant for satirical purposes.
In conclusion, the claims that Luke Bryan asked for CMT to pull his videos in support of Jason Aldean are false and purely satirical. The confusion arose from readers not fully recognizing the satire nature of the story.
II. Details about CMT (Country Music Television)
CMT (Canadian TV channel) is a Canadian English language specialty channel that originally focused on country music programming, including music videos and concert specials. It was launched on January 1, 1995, as New Country Network (NCN). However, due to conflicts with the U.S.-based Country Music Television (CMT), the channel underwent several changes, including a name change to CMT on October 31, 1996.
Over time, CMT shifted its focus away from country music and towards family-oriented general entertainment, including sitcoms and other programming. This shift resulted in the removal of music programming from its schedule in August 2017, much to the disappointment of stakeholders in Canada’s country music industry.
As of now, CMT’s programming primarily consists of acquired sitcoms, talk shows, game shows, reality shows, and lifestyle programming. It also airs reruns of Canadian-produced series from Corus’ sister networks to meet Canadian content obligations.
CMT is owned as a joint venture between Corus Entertainment (90% controlling interest) and Paramount Networks Americas (10%). It is one of two Paramount-branded channels owned by Corus, along with Nickelodeon. The channel’s headquarters are located in Toronto, Ontario, and it is available nationwide across Canada.
III. CMT Reinstates Video – Decided To Re-broadcast “Try That In a Small Town”
Did Luke Bryan Pull His Music Videos From CMT Amid Jason Aldean Controversy? The Network Weighs In To Debunk Rumors
Blake Shelton went viral online on Saturday (July 22) after a story broke reporting that he withdrew from a massive project with CMT to protest the network pulling Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town” video. The story delighted many supporters of the song and video, but there were two major problems with the report: It derives from a satire site, and it isn’t true.
CMT pulled Aldean’s new video for “Try That in a Small Town” from rotation after its first weekend on the air over accusations that the song and clip promoted vigilante gun violence and racism.
IV. Stories about Blake Shelton and Hank Williams Jr. taking on CMT are also fake
The stories about both Blake Shelton and Hank Williams Jr. taking on CMT in support of Jason Aldean are also fake. Following the removal of Aldean’s video “Try That in a Small Town” from CMT, several false news articles started circulating, claiming that other country singers were retaliating in support of Aldean.
The initial fake news story suggested that Blake Shelton canceled a $30 million deal with CMT to back Aldean. However, this article was just a satire piece from a site known for fooling people with fictional stories about popular topics.
Similarly, another fake news article emerged, this time involving Hank Williams Jr., stating that he quit the CMT board after the network removed Aldean’s video. However, just like the Blake Shelton story, this too was a piece of satire from the same site aiming to poke fun at those who believed and spread such false information.
In reality, neither Blake Shelton nor Hank Williams Jr. took any actions against CMT in response to Jason Aldean’s video being pulled. The misinformation spread rapidly on social media, highlighting the importance of verifying news from reliable sources before sharing it.
It is essential to differentiate between real news and satire to avoid further spreading false information within the country music community and beyond.
V. CMT pulls the music video for Jason Aldean’s controversial single, “Try That in a Small Town”
VI. I never talk politics on the air, preferring to keep the music playing. However, I just read a story that Jeff Levack posted that really shocked me and made me wonder
Country Music legend Hank Williams, Jr. recently made the following statement at a concert in Texas: “We’ve got a Muslim for a President who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays, and we hate him!”
As you take a moment to absorb that comment, keep in mind that he says that “he hates the President.” Now, remember when the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines said that she ‘was ashamed the President of the United States was from Texas?’ (referring to President George W. Bush) Whether you agree or disagree, both comments can be viewed as disrespectful to the office of the Presidency. The entire topic actually makes me feel a little uncomfortable, but it leaves me wondering.
After the Chicks made their controversial statement they were blasted, boycotted, had death threats against them, and endured much negative reaction from that little quote that even inspired a movie called ‘Shut Up and Sing.’ I’m all for freedom of speech and understand that there could be consequences for speaking your opinion, but I find it interesting that the reaction to Hank Williams Jr.’s recent comments don’t seem to be initiating the same response from Country Music fans, at least not as of the writing of this article. Furthermore, in addition to these recent comments, Hank Williams Jr. was in the spotlight last October when he compared Obama to Hitler, which got him fired as the ‘Monday Night Football’ singer on ESPN.
Do you think the Chicks’ ‘ashamed’ comments are comparable to Hank’s ‘hate’ comments? Why are fans not reacting the same way to Hank as they did the Chicks? Do you agree with Hank? As a music fan, what do you think about these artists and what they’ve said about our Presidents?
VII. Tennessee state rep claims Jason Aldean song normalizes ‘racist violence’: ‘Lynching anthem’
Tennessee state Rep. Justin Jones called out country star Jason Aldean, describing his “Try that in a Small Town” song as a “lynching anthem.”
Jones joined CNN’s Kaitlan Collins on Wednesday and said the song must be condemned.
“This song is about normalizing racist violence, vigilanteism and White national nationalism. And it is by glorifying a south that we’re moving forward from and that we’re trying to move forward from in Tennessee,” Jones said. “This is a lynching anthem.”
“This is something we must condemn because if we normalize this racist, violent rhetoric, then we normalize the racist, violent actions. We cannot allow that. Because we see what’s happening in this nation, I was expelled for challenging gun violence. This song is about this proliferation of guns in our communities, of violence, of taking things into our own hands when we feel threaten bid people when they feel different than us. This is shameful and we must condemn it,” he continued.
VIII. The song Try That in a Small Town