Skip to comments.Hank Williams, Jr.'s new music takes on Obama
Posted on 07/13/2012 9:43:24 AM PDT by smoothsailing
By Vernell Hackett
NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Hank Williams, Jr. is a country singer, record executive and political pundit, and he wears all those hats on his new CD, "Old School, New Rules". He picks up on politics where he left off last year with some more fighting words for President Barack Obama.
Williams calls himself "an executive hillbilly," but he's more than that. The second son in a line of country stars - legend Hank Williams is his dad and country/punk/metal singer Hank III his son - Williams is known for such standards as "Family Tradition" and "A Country Boy Can Survive." He runs his own label and scouts for up-and-coming talent.
He speaks his mind, too, and has become a voice for some Americans who are discontent with Obama. Last year, cable TV network ESPN pulled his song from its "Monday Night Football" telecast after he publicly compared Obama to Adolf Hitler.
But the singer turned the backlash to his advantage by gaining some new fans for his outspokenness, and he continues to voice his political with the new CD released this week. ...............
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I’m a Hank Jr. fan already so this probably doesn’t mean much but I picked up this album last night. His best in years. IMHO.
It's Hank Jr.'s song about obama from Gateway Pundents story.
Unlike the Dixie Twits, Hank knows his audience.
Obama at 2:45 minute, song ends at 3:40.
I like it! :-)
LOL, I love it!
Going out this afternoon to buy the CD for my car! :o)
I love it too, he leaves absolutely no speculation with his position on Zer0.
Gonna get one too!
LOVE IT ... thanks for posting!!
Junior needs to become the lead act for Romney’s roadshow. Then Romney needs to pick West as his VP. That would be a strategy Mr. Straitjacket needs right now to liven things up.
As Hank says; "You don't want to ask me a question cause I'm gonna give you too straight of an answer".
Never happen, but I wish it would!
Just downloaded the album from Amazon. Have to listen to it on the way home.
So far, I really like “Take back our country”, especially with the Hank Sr. bits. It sounds like he took the lyrics from the pages of FR.
Way to go Hank!
From us at Free Republic to you Hank:
“All your rowdy FRiends are ready for some Knock-Down POLITICS!”
WHOS READY FOR SOME FEETBALL?...
Feetball = soccer.. America football uses only one foot..
CORRECTION: American “football” uses armpits!
[CORRECTION: American football uses armpits! ]
You can’t punt using an armpit...
You can’t score kicking a punt! (I know, I know, it’s happened.) Armpitball is armpits and crotches.
Junior, watch your back! Obama/Holder will have the IRS on your case!
You got yourself another winner there Junior. Good song.