Hank Williams Jr. has recorded a new track called “I’ll Keep My …,” razzing Fox & Friends and ESPN in the wake of last week’s controversy in which he compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, leading to a parting of ways with the sports juggernaut after a 22-year run of opening Monday Night Football with his trademark “Are You Ready?” anthem.
Williams said he wrote the lyrics Friday morning and recorded the song later that day; the track is expected to hit iTunes no later than Tuesday.
The entire controversy stemmed out of the singer’s appearance on last Monday’s edition of Fox & Friends, in which Williams, 62, compared the president golfing with [Republican] House Speaker John Boehner “like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu.
The Louisiana-born country crooner and the sports network parted ways Friday: Williams said in a statement, “I have made MY decision … Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE,” while ESPN issued a statement that read, “We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams Jr.”
The network will replace Williams’ weekly intro bit with a rotating cast of characters pertinent to who’s playing: Hall of Fame Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders will star in the first spot prior to Monday’s game between the Lions and Chicago Bears.
Williams will discuss the controversy Tuesday on The View and Hannity; stay with RadarOnline.com for more on this story as it breaks.