Gov. Noem voices support for singer Jason Aldean

July 20, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–Gov. Kristi Noem shared her support Wednesday for country music singer Jason Aldean following the TV network CMT pulling his controversial music video for  the song “Try That in a Small Town.”

Aldean wrote in a social media post that his song has been accused of being “pro-lynching.” He notes that his song includes no lyrics mentioning race, and all of the clips used in the music video are real news footage.

Gov. Noem made a social media post Wednesday in support of Aldean, saying she was impressed by the song and is shocked by the response of people trying to cancel the song and singer.