Hank Williams Jr. is returning to ESPN’s Monday Night Football this fall with a brand-new version of “All My Rowdy Friends,” featuring its “Are you ready for some football?” catchphrase. The upcoming season of Monday Night Football will mark Hank Jr.’s first appearance on the broadcast in over five years following ESPN’s decision to pull his song midseason in 2011. At the time, ESPN pulled the song after Williams made controversial comments on FOX News that involved then-President Barack Obama.
- William’s new version of “All My Rowdy Friends” will debut before the first Monday night game of the upcoming NFL season, between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints on September 11.
On this day in 1949, Hank Williams Jr. is born in Shreveport, Louisiana. Hank Jr. started his career out at eight-years-old, singing his father’s songs, and did so for many years. near-fatal fall off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana on August 8, 1975. After an extended recovery, he challenged the country music establishment with a blend of country, rock, and blues. Williams enjoyed much success in the 1980s
Hank decided he wanted to make his own music and legacy, determined to change his sound. After a near-fatal fall off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana in 1975, and after an extended recovery, he challenged the country music establishment with a blend of country, rock, and blues.
Williams enjoyed much success in the 1980s, including taking Entertainer of the Year in 1987 from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, making his own mark on the industry.
Happy 68th birthday, Hank Jr.!
On this day in 1981, Hank Williams Jr.’s “Texas Women” hit #1 on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart. The song was released as first single from his album Rowdy. “Texas Women” was Hank Williams Jr.’s third number one on the country chart.
Some of country’s biggest stars will assemble in Nashville this spring for a special concert honoring the life and songs of the legendary Merle Haggard. Dubbed “Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard,” the all-star concert will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 6 in honor of what would have been Merle’s 80th birthday and the one-year anniversary of his passing. The night will include performances by artists such as Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr., John Mellencamp, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more.
· Tickets go on sale this Friday (3/3) at 11 AM local time at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office.
· A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation.
· More details about the concert can be found here.
On this day in 1988, Hank Wiliams Jr. won the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year award. Williams was also awarded the Album of the Year for Born to Boogie and was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year.
On this day in 1949, Hank Williams Jr. was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. Hank was raised by his mother, Audrey Williams, after his father’s untimely death. Williams made his debut on the country scene in 1964, recording his father’s “Long Gone Lonesome Blues”, providing the voice for his father in the film Your Cheatin’ Heart, and recorded an album of duets with recordings of his father.
Reba and Brooks & Dunn will team up to perform on the 49th annual CMA Awards next week. The ceremony will also feature previously announced one-of-a-kind collaborations between Eric Church and Hank Williams Jr., Thomas Rhett and rock band Fall Out Boy, and Keith Urban performing with John Mellencamp.
One of country music’s hottest stars will team up with one of its biggest legends for a very special performance to kick off the 49th Annual CMA Awards ceremony on November 4th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The annual ceremony will get started with Eric Church taking the stage with Hank Williams Jr. for a world premiere of Williams’ first Nash Icon Release, “Are You Ready For The Country”.
On this day in 2007, Hank Williams Jr. sang until his teeth fell out, literally, during his impromptu performance at Nashville’s Famed Club, Tootsie.
On this day in 1972, Hank Williams Jr. hit the top of the Billboard chart with his single “Eleven Roses.” The song was the only single and title track from the album of the same name, and was Hank’s first number one hit. “Eleven Roses” spent 14 weeks on the Hot Country Singles chart’s top 40.