Rather than going softly into the good night, Hank Williams Jr. has decided to go down swinging with a new ditty. This comes just a week after his comments equating President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler resulted in his ousting from “Monday Night Football.“
The song called “I’ll Keep My…” takes shots at ESPN and Fox News, with lyrics like “So Fox ‘n Friends wanna put me down/Ask for my opinion/Twist it all around.” He also sings that the America is “going down the drain” the U.S. is becoming “The United Socialist States of America” according to the AP.
The country artist was recently dumped from his regular “Are you ready for some football” spot on “MNF” after an ill-fated appearance on the morning show “Fox & Friends.” During an interview with show host Gretchen Carlson, Williams said that Obama’s so-called “Golf Summit” with John Boehner was “like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu.”
Williams is certainly no stranger to controversial lyrics. His song “If the South woulda won” features lines like “I’d make my Supreme Court down in Texas/And we wouldn’t have no killers gettin’ off free” and “We’d put Florida on the right track ’cause, we’d take Miami back.”
He will begin his “I’m not sorry at all” tour Tuesday (Oct. 11) when he returns Fox News for an appearance on Sean Hannity. He’ll also join the ladies on “The View” to discuss the controversy further.
The song will be released on iTunes either late Monday (Oct. 10) or Tuesday.