From 1989 to 2011, Hank Williams Jr. was the face of Monday night football, getting fans pumped for the upcoming game by singing his party anthem "All My Rowdy Friends".
Due to some controversial comments regarding former President Obama, Williams was removed from his Monday night slot and fans have waited 6 long years for his familiar tune. Williams recorded a new version of his song and reportedly filmed its music video on Sunday, June 4 in Nashville, which will debut before the opening game on September 11 between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings. While filming the new music video, Williams told The Tennessean, "I never said 'Are you ready for some football' on stage one time the last five or six years, but I will now. I'm feeling at home and it's a real good thing…It's kind of like the Nashville Predators playing for the Stanley Cup, it's like 'Wow.'“
Artist: Hank Williams Jr. Photo: Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Senior vice president of events and studio production Stephanie Druley explains Williams return signifies a return to what the fans know. "It was the original. It belongs to Monday Night Football. It really is about returning to what fans know. It's a Monday night party, and that's what we're all hoping to get back to." Druley anticipates Williams return to stir up some controversy, according to USA Today's For The Win, but stands by the decision, saying she believes it was the right time to bring the singer back.
Catch the country sensation's new music video and rendition of “All My Rowdy Friends", coming to Monday night football this September!