ESPN, Hank Williams Jr. part permanently over controversial comments

ESPN and Hank Williams Jr. are splitting up for good. Both have announced that, after two decades, Williams will no longer be singing the “Monday Night Football” theme song after controversial remarks he made earlier this week about President Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler. Maybe they could croon “turn out the lights, the party’s over” for old time’s sake? Read full article >>

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  • Are You Ready for Some Monday Night Football Without Hank ...
    While Hank Williams Jr. first sang the intro for Monday Night Football in 1989, there was a period in the last decade where his bluesy-rock voice was silenced. That happened in 2011 when ESPN axed Williams for several controversial remarks.
    10/25/2020 - 6:48 pm | View Website
  • ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' Finds Replacement for Hank ...
    Prior to the decision to cut Williams Jr. permanently, ESPN said on Monday (Oct. 3) ahead of its MNF telecast, "While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely ...
    10/22/2020 - 12:01 am | View Website
  • ESPN removes Hank Williams Jr. song from 'Monday Night ...
    This isn't the first time ESPN has gone in a different direction, as the network dropped Williams' song in 2011 after he made controversial comments about President Barack Obama and Vice President...
    10/21/2020 - 7:15 pm | View Website
  • ESPN severs relationship with singer Hank Williams Jr ...
    ESPN says it has severed its relationship with singer Hank Williams Jr. following controversy over his remarks comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler. "We have decided to part ways with...
    09/29/2020 - 6:50 pm | View Website
  • UPDATE: ESPN Drops Hank Williams Jr Permanently; Singer ...
    UPDATED: ESPN cut Hank Williams' traditional lead-in song from last week's Monday Night Football telecast after the country singer compared President Barack Obama to Hitler during a spot on Fox ...
    09/20/2020 - 11:37 am | View Website
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