Country star Jason Aldean has shrugged off Hank Williams, Jr.'s snub at the "CMT Artists of the Year" taping on Tuesday, insisting he'll remain a big fan of the grizzled country star.
Controversial Williams, Jr. was billed to perform Aldean's "Tattoos on This Town" with the singer, but he walked offstage after just one take because he was unhappy with his performance.
The veteran explained, "It didn't sound right. I didn't want to disrespect him."
Now, Aldean has broken his silence about the incident, insisting it was no big deal.
He tells HitFix.com, "I think when it comes to Hank, the only thing that you can predict about Hank is that he's unpredictable. I'm still a huge fan. He's one of my idols, one of the guys that I grew up listening to.
"It was a little weird, but it's Hank Jr. What are you going to say?"
Aldean was left to sing the song alone. The "CMT Artists of the Year" show will air in America on December 13.