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article imageHank Williams Jr. retaliates with new song against ESPN, Fox

By Kim I. Hartman     Oct 11, 2011 in Sports
Nashville - In the wake of the Hank Williams Jr controversy that began with his comments about President Obama on 'Fox and Friends' and ended with his dismissal from Monday Night Football, Hank did what songwriters do best, he wrote and recorded a song about it.
"The country music legend, still seething over being dumped by ESPN because of his analogy involving President Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler (seen below), has retaliated with a song," reports USA Today.
The song, titled "Keep the Change" is posted on his website and available for download for all Williams' supporters who will longer see him singing the 'Are You Ready for Some Football' theme song on Monday nights.
In the newly released tune, Williams' claims Fox twisted his words around during the bizarre interview, and he sings, "well two can play that gotcha game."
Williams was suspended by ESPN and dismissed days later after the country music superstar compared Obama playing golf with John Boehner to Hitler playing golf with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Not hardly. In the shape this country is in," said Williams.
Williams' claims the decision to part company with ESPN was made by him after ESPN suspended him from Monday Night Football following the airing of the Fox and Friends episode over a week ago.
Williams told the Associated Press that he wrote the song Friday morning in less then 12 hours, then recorded it in a Nashville music studio later the same day. "It's got to be one of the fastest (I've recorded)," Williams said.
In the lyrics, which can read in full in the description of the song posted on YouTube, Williams sings, "This country sure as hell been goin' down the drain. We know what we need. We know who to blame. United Socialist States of America. Don't ya just LOVE that name? I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change."
The song, which calls on Williams' rowdy friends to keep ESPN and FOX out of their homes, is available for free for 48 hours on Williams' website and iTunes.
Williams', who will be appearing on the View and Hannity on Tuesday to discuss the fallout which followed his Fox appearance, has also made available 'Hank Jr. for President' t-shirts on the popular fan site.
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