Are you ready for some football? Hank Williams Jr. and all his rowdy friends are.
USA Today is reporting that Hank is coming back to ESPN’s Monday Night Football this fall with a new version of “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night.” Hank’s new version of the tune, which will feature two other artists to be revealed this week, will debut before the New Orleans Saints play the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 11.
Hank, who began performing the opening tune for Monday Night Football in 1989, was canned from the gig in 2011 after making comments about President Obama and then-Republican House Speaker John Boehner.
Apparently, six years has healed any wounds that remained between Hank and ESPN.
“I never said, ‘Are you ready for some football’ on stage one time the last five or six years, but I will now,” said Hank to USA Today. “I’m feeling at home and it’s a real good thing . . . It’s kind of like the Nashville Predators playing for the Stanley Cup, it’s like ‘Wow.’”
Take a blast to the past and watch ABC’s 1990 version of Hank and his rowdy friends in action.
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