Country Music Television (CMT) is still paying the price for canceling Jason Aldean’s video “Try That In a Small Town.” In what may be the most crushing blow yet, country megastar Blake Shelton has announced that he’s backing out of a $30 million project with the network.
“Jason is my friend,” said Shelton, “He deserves better than the disrespect shown to him by CMT.”
CMT Spokesman Joe Barron said the network didn’t mean to upset anyone with the move. “We wanted to make everyone comfortable, so we removed it,” he said.
We can’t find exactly how that makes everyone comfortable since it’s the number one song on iTunes. But he’s welcome to his opinion, and the viewing public is welcome to theirs.
We sent ALLOD Correspondent Cynthia Luhu to Nashville to check in with the network and see if they’ll survive the hit. “We do like $60 million a year in total revenue,” said Program Director Art Tubolls, “so losing a $30 million fictional production will either lose us a bunch or save us a bunch. We can’t really figure it out. We went woke, so we’re probably gonna go ahead and go broke.”
At least they score big in the self-awareness department, much like our loyal and patriotic fans.
All we can say at this point is, Thank you, Blake Shelton. God Bless you and God Bless America.