Hank Williams Jr. writes song addressing Hitler controversy


ESPN had yanked the song opener, a version of Williams' "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight," after the country singer made an analogy that President Barack Obama and House Speaker Rep. John Boehner golfing together was like Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu playing a round.

His new song, "I'll Keep My ...," calls out "Fox & Friends" and ESPN, saying "So Fox 'n Friends wanna put me down/Ask for my opinion/Twist it all around."

He finishes the verse: "Well two can play that gotcha game you'll see."

Early in the song, he says the U.S. is "going down the drain" and says it's becoming "The United Socialist States of America." He mentions keeping "Fox & Friends" and ESPN out of your home toward the end of the song.

The song "All My Rowdy Friends," which features the line "Are you ready for some football?," has been the "Monday Night Football" theme on ABC and ESPN since 1991. The lyrics were changed each week to reflect the night's game.

Williams is scheduled to appear on "The View" on Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Copyright © 2023 KABC Television, LLC. All rights reserved.