Hank Williams Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends” Is Returning to ESPN’s “Monday Night Football”

Hank Williams Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends” Is Returning to ESPN’s “Monday Night Football”

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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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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