Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Hank Williams Jr. doubles down with "Keep the Change"
Fox and Friends, Hank compared the underachieving president to Hitler. The next day, ESPN announced they were drop kicking Hank and his theme song, "Are You Ready For Some Football," from the Monday Night Football opening credits. The song had been a mainstay of MNF for over ten years, but ESPN felt that Hanks' remarks were to inflammatory to keep him on the team. Hank offered some initial apologies for his remarks. But after receiving no reconsideration from ESPN, Hank has made his feelings abundantly clear in the way he does best - through his music. His song,"Keep the Change," clearly expresses his dissatisfaction with the current president ("This country sure as hell been going down the drain / We know what we need, we know who to blame," Hank sings. "United Socialist States of America: How do you like that name? I'll keep the USA, and y'all can keep the change")and, of course, ESPN gets a parting shot as well ("You can keep 'Fox & Friends' and ESPN out of your homes, too, because Bocephus and all his rowdy friends and his song is outta there.") If you agree with Hank Jr. or just like his music more than his attitude, you can dowload the song for free here.