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Hank Williams, Jr.: 'America Committed Economic Suicide By Re-Electing President Obama'

November 9th, 2012 2:31pm EST
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Conservative country singer Hank Williams, Jr. has slammed Americans who voted for Barack Obama at the polls on Tuesday, branding the President's re-election "economic suicide."

The fervent Republican, who targeted Obama in an angry tirade over the summer, is furious after the Democrat landed another term in office over rival Mitt Romney, and he has taken to his Twitter.com page to air his thoughts on the outcome.

In a post, he writes, "America has committed economic suicide. Remember my song This Country's Sure as Hell Goin Down the Drain."

Williams, Jr. has long been open about his d...
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Hank Williams Jr. Says President Obama 'Hates The U.S. And We Hate Him'

August 22nd, 2012 8:56am EDT
Hank Williams Jr.
At a recent concert, Hank Williams, Jr. once again targeted President Barack Obama, accusing him of hating America.

On Friday night, the country singer performed at the Iowa State Fair in front of over 8,000 people. He took aim at Obama just before playing his track "We Don't Apologize For America."

"We've got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him," he told the concertgoers.

Obama is a practicing Christian; however, his father practiced Islam.

Last October Williams, Jr. compared the President to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, and as a resu...
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Hank Williams Jr. Calls President Obama A 'Muslim America Hater'

August 20th, 2012 2:20pm EDT
Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr. is at it again. The country singer used his Friday night performance at the Iowa State Fair to blast President Barack Obama.

"We've got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him!" Williams Jr. told the crowd, according to the Des Moines Register. The response was pretty positive, the paper said.

We can't say the country singer's comments are that surprising, given his past statements. The son of country legend Hank Williams drew fire last October for some comments he made on FOX & Friends comparing President Obama to Hitler....
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Jason Aldean Still A Fan Of Hank Williams, Jr. After He Walked Out On Duet

December 3rd, 2011 2:39pm EST
Jason Aldean
Country star Jason Aldean has shrugged off Hank Williams, Jr.'s snub at the "CMT Artists of the Year" taping on Tuesday, insisting he'll remain a big fan of the grizzled country star.

Controversial Williams, Jr. was billed to perform Aldean's "Tattoos on This Town" with the singer, but he walked offstage after just one take because he was unhappy with his performance.

The veteran explained, "It didn't sound right. I didn't want to disrespect him."

Now, Aldean has broken his silence about the incident, insisting it was no big deal.

He tells HitFix.com, "I think when it comes to Hank, the...
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Hank Williams, Jr. Records Song About Recent Comment Controversy

October 10th, 2011 10:01pm EDT
Hank Williams Jr.
Embattled country singer Hank Williams Jr. has recorded a new song to address the controversy surrounding his recent clash with TV bosses.

The fervent Republican's sports anthem "Are You Ready For Some Football?" was pulled from its weekly slot at the beginning of ESPN sports show Monday Night Football last week, hours after he slammed U.S. President Barack Obama and compared the leader to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler during a breakfast TV interview with Fox & Friends.

He later apologized for his comments but ESPN bosses have opted to end their run with the grizzled country star and his ant...
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ESPN Names Hank Williams, Jr.'s Monday Night Football Replacement

October 7th, 2011 4:32pm EDT
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Hank Williams Jr. will be replaced by former player Barry Sanders this Monday.

Are you ready for Monday Night Football without Hank Williams, Jr.?

ESPN is and they're locked in on Williams, Jr.'s replacement -- at least for this Monday's game. It's Detroit Lions retired running back Barry Sanders. He'll narrate a pre-game segment on the broadcast where Williams Jr.'s song had been played since 1989.

"Ok, I admit it," tweeted Sanders on Thursday. "I will be at MNF this week and doing the intro."

It's fitting as the game is hosted by the Lions this week.

"This is the format we'll likel...
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Hank Williams, Jr. Fired By ESPN Over President Obama Comments

October 6th, 2011 12:08pm EDT
Hank Williams Jr.
Country singer Hank Williams, Jr.'s song Are You Ready For Some Football? has been permanently pulled as the theme for sports network ESPN after he compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.

The Republican supporter slammed the Democrat leader and his Vice-President Joe Biden during an interview on Fox morning show Fox & Friends on Monday, likening Obama's recent golf outing with Republican House Speaker John Boehner to "Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu."

He apologized for his comments, insisting he had been "misunderstood", but the remarks prom...
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Hank Williams Jr. Sorry For 'Dumb Statement' Comparing Obama To Hitler

October 5th, 2011 8:31am EDT
Hank Williams Jr.
Outspoken country star Hank Williams, Jr. has publicly apologized for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a TV interview.

The fervent Republican took aim at the Democrat leader and his Vice-President Joe Biden during a chat on Fox morning show Fox & Friends on Monday - and his controversial remarks prompted ESPN TV sports network bosses to axe his Monday Night Football anthem, Are You Ready For Some Football?

Williams, Jr. attempted to explain himself in a statement later on Monday, insisting his comments had been "misunderstood", but now it seems he accepts he messed up.
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ESPN Pulls Hank Williams Jr. Intro After He Compared President Barack Obama to Hitler

October 4th, 2011 8:02am EDT
Hank Williams Jr.
TV bosses have ditched Hank Williams, Jr.'s iconic football anthem from a sports show in America after the singer compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a TV interview.

The opinionated star was a guest on Fox news show Fox & Friends on Monday morning when he went too far in a rant about Democrat Obama's summer golf game with Speaker of the House John Boehner, a Republican.

He said, "That's like Hitler playing golf with (Jewish Israeli leader Benjamin) Netanyahu," and later referred to Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as "the enemy".

His ill-advised comments immediately l...
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Carrie Underwood Wins Double Gold At CMT Music Awards

June 10th, 2010 8:42am EDT
Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood was named country queen at the 2010 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday as she scooped two prizes at the TV network's annual ceremony.

The former American Idol winner took home the Performance of the Year trophy for her rendition of Temporary Home in a CMT special, as well as the biggest prize of the night, Video of the Year, for Cowboy Casanova. The event in Nashville, Tennessee was kicked off by host Kid Rock who told the crowd, "The party has just begun!" before performing a medley of his hits with several surprise guests, including Hank Williams, Jr., Martina McBride and Ke...
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Hank Williams Jr. Releases New Album, '127 Rose Avenue'

June 15th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Hank Williams Jr. new album 127 Rose Avenue
Hank Williams Jr. has been a walking embodiment of American music for three generations of fans. As a youngster, he sang his father's songs, carrying forward country's richest legacy. As a young adult, he forged his own million-selling, award-winning path, becoming an icon of Outlaw country and Southern rock, helping bridge the gap between Johnny Cash and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Today, he is seen as a founding father of both genres, serving as inspiration for musicians ranging from Montgomery Gentry to Kid Rock.

Along the way, Hank Jr. has become a living icon, an American original whose accompl...
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Hank Williams III To Release 'Damn Right Rebel Proud' Oct. 21

August 30th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Hank Williams III
Don't look for any apologies on Damn Right Rebel Proud, the upcoming sixth album from Hank Williams III. Filled with a self-described "Jekyll and Hyde" mix of disturbingly dark stuff and "good ol' country," the straight-talkin' third-generation rebel's new album is set for release October 21 via Sidewalk Records.

The first single is the mutated truckers' tune "Long Hauls & Close Calls," for which a video has been shot. III thinks of it as the album's "crossover" track, explaining that "It's got a little bit of the scream for the kids in black and a little bit of the banjo and dobro fo...
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Shooter Jennings Reinvents 'Walk Of Life' For Country Music Audiences

November 5th, 2007 3:33pm EST
Shooter Jennings
Singer/songwriter Shooter Jennings lead single "Walk of Life" off his introspective third studio album - The Wolf, originally made famous by Dire Straits, was chosen as the first single for its lyrical content and to help familiarize audiences with the sound of this third disc.

"I've loved this song since I was a kid, but when I actually read the lyrics, I was fascinated by the line 'he do the song about the sweet lovin' woman, he do the song about the knife,' because it's a struggle that I can relate to as a musician," explains Jennings. "Hopefully this song will make people let thei...
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Hank Williams Jr. To Be Honored In Nashville Hall Of Fame

September 10th, 2007 6:30pm EDT
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Country stars Hank Williams Jr. and Flatt & Scruggs are to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The two artists will be honored in the songwriter/artist category, after a vote by the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation resulted in a tie, it was announced on Monday.

Other stars to be entered into the prestigious hall of fame include Bob DiPiero, Mac McAnally and Dottie Rambo.

The induction ceremony will take place on October 14.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 26

May 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Matt Stone
Happy Birthday to WWE Diva Ashley Massaro (1979), South Park co-creator Matt Stone (1971), "The Corpse Bride" actress Helena Bonham Carter (1966), rock star Lenny Kravitz (1964), "General Hospital" actress Genie Francis (1962), comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (1962), film and TV actress Margaret Colin (1957), "Jackie Brown" star Pam Grier (1949), country superstar Hank Williams Jr. (1949), "Miami Vice" actor Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks (1948), British guitarist Mick Ronson (1946; d. 1993), The Band drummer Levon Helm (1942), jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926; d...
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Kris Kristofferson To Receive Johnny Cash Visionary Award

March 13th, 2007 9:55am EDT
Kris Kristofferson
Singer/Songwriter Kris Kristofferson is to be honored with the Johnny Cash Visionary Award by Country Music Television (CMT) next month.

The star will be presented with the accolade by the late musician's daughter Rosanne Cash at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on April 16.

He says, "John was my hero before he was my friend, and anything with his name on it is really an honor in my eyes.

"I was thinking back to when I first met him, and if I ever thought that I'd be getting an award with his name on it, it would have carried me through a lot of hard times."

Cash's dau...
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Hank Williams Jr. Assault Case Is Dismissed

February 25th, 2007 11:03am EST
Hank Williams Jr.
A $250,000 assault case against country singer Hank Williams Jr. has been dismissed due to a lack of evidence. The 57-year-old star - who filed for divorce from his fourth wife of 16 years, Mary Jane, earlier this month - was accused of verbally abusing and choking waitress Holly Hornbeak at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, last March.

Hornbeak told the jury how Williams Jr. allegedly grabbed her around the throat and shouted obscenities at her, leaving red marks and bruises on her neck. She was 19 at the time of the incident.

The singer had been staying in the city while his daugh...
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Hank Williams Jr. Files For Divorce From Fourth Wife

February 18th, 2007 11:00pm EST
Hank Williams Jr.
Country music star Hank Williams Jr. has filed for divorce from his fourth wife of 16 years, Mary Jane Williams.

The pair met at a concert in 1985, and married in 1990.

The 57-year-old singer, who is the son of country legend Hank Williams, says, "All families experience difficulties. I hope everyone will respect our privacy during this time."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Listen To The Reissued "A Country Boy Can Survive," From Hank Williams Jr.

January 5th, 2007 2:22pm EST
Hank Williams Jr.
Outlaw. Rebel. Musical voice of Monday Night Football. Hank Williams Jr. is a badass pop culture icon whose influence and music span decades and genres.

Hank is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his classic track "A Country Boy Can Survive" with a remastered and remixed version of the song. This legendary cut is as relevant today as it was when written back in 1981 and remains a staple on radio. The song and artist bridge generations -- in just 4 weeks, it has generated 250,000 plays on MySpace. A video for the song had never been shot -- until now -- and is set to premiere on CMT in...
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Toby Keith Is Big Winner at BMI Awards

November 6th, 2006 9:11am EST
Toby Keith
Country star Toby Keith was the big winner at Saturday night's Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Music Awards after taking home two top accolades. His hit "As Good As I Once Was" was named Country Song Of The Year, while he also shared Songwriter Of The Year with Vicky McGehee and Ed Hill.

The prize was Keith's third consecutive BMI Songwriter Of The Year Award, and he couldn't contain his jubilation. He called the event, "My favorite awards show," adding, "Here, you don't even have to get nominated. I was a songwriter first, before I was an artist, and I'll be a songwriter forever."

M...
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Hank Williams Jr. May Go To Trial For Waitress 'Attack'

September 19th, 2006 9:45am EDT
Hank Williams Jr.
Country rocker Hank Williams, Jr. could stand trial for misdemeanor assault charges brought by a cocktail waitress, who alleges he attempted to choke her. His case was passed over to a Shelby County grand jury in Tennessee yesterday after Criminal Court Judge Gwen Rooks ruled that probable cause was established.

The waitress, Holly Hornbeak, testified she had bruising on her neck and that she was hoarse the day after she was allegedly abused by the star, who she also claims shouted obscenities at her in the foyer of a local hotel in March. The tirade apparently kicked off when Hornbea...
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Win Hank Williams Jr.'s Latest Hits Collection or Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris' Duets Album

July 19th, 2006 2:39pm EDT
All The Roadrunning
Head over to Starpulse Contests for your chance to win a copy of either Hank Williams Jr.'s "That's How They Do It In Dixie: The Essential Collection" or Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris' critically acclaimed CD "All The Roadrunning". Or enter for a chance to win both!

Enter to win Hank's CD

Enter to win Mark & Emmylou's CD

"That's How They Do It In Dixie" features Hank's new single with Gretchen Wilson and appearances from Big & Rich and Van Zant; and Knopfler & Harris' album is the result of seven years of compiling a large selection of duets.

Watch Hank's video for "That...
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Artists Added to CMA Music Festival TV Special

July 6th, 2006 2:30pm EDT
Sara Evans
Heart-warming stories and riveting musical performances are the heart and soul of summer's hot TV special "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Biggest Party," which airs Monday, July 24 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

Added to the list of artists appearing on the special are Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans and Miranda Lambert. Several of today's top hit makers are already scheduled to perform including Brooks & Dunn, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Hank Williams Jr. Additional artists will be announced soon.

CMA Mus...
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Aerosmith, Cheap Trick & Others Collaborate on Monday Night Football Theme Song

July 2nd, 2006 11:30am EDT
Cheap Trick
Aerosmith star Joe Perry, Cheap Trick star Rick Nielsen and members of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band have formed a supergroup with country maverick Hank Williams Jr. to pay tribute to American football.

The unnamed group, which also features fiddler Charlie Daniels and The Roots star ?uestlove, has recorded several versions of Williams' "All My Rowdy Friends Are Here On Monday Night," which will be used as the theme to cable sports channel ESPN's Monday Night Football coverage later this year.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 26

May 26th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Happy Birthday to WWE Diva Ashley Massaro (1979), South Park co-creator Matt Stone (1971), "The Corpse Bride" actress Helena Bonham Carter (1966), rock star Lenny Kravitz (1964), "General Hospital" actress Genie Francis (1962), comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (1962), film and tv actress Margaret Colin (1957), "Jackie Brown" star Pam Grier (1949), country superstar Hank Williams Jr. (1949), "Miami Vice" actor Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks (1948), British guitarist Mick Ronson (1946; d. 1993), The Band drummer Levon Helm (1942), jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926; d...
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Hank Williams Jr. Goes To Court To Face Assault Charges

April 5th, 2006 11:35am EDT
Hank Williams Jr.
Country star Hank Williams Jr. will appear in court today on charges of assaulting a 19-year-old waitress in a hotel bar last month. Holly Hornbeak alleges the singer cursed her, tried to kiss her and lifted her in a chokehold, according to Shelby County Sheriff spokesman Steve Shular.

Williams Jr., who maintains he is innocent, originally checked into the Peabody Hotel in order to be close to his daughter Hilary, who was being treated in a nearby hospital after being involved in a car crash on March 15.

The singer, son of late country music legend Hank Williams, claims he has b...
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Hank Williams Jr. Denies Assaulting Teenage Waitress

March 22nd, 2006 11:18am EST
Hank Williams Jr.
Country superstar Hank Williams Jr. has been accused of harassing a 19-year-old waitress in a hotel bar. Police papers reveal Holly Hornbeak alleges the singer cursed her, tried to kiss her, and lifted her in a chokehold.

Williams Jr. checked into the Peabody Hotel in order to be close to his daughter Hilary, who is fighting for her life in a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital after being involved in a car crash on March 15. The star has released a statement denying the claims, and insists he has not been sought by the police.

It reads, "I am shocked at such allegations. Hank and fam...
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NBC To Air Tim McGraw Special in April

March 2nd, 2006 12:02pm EST
Tim McGraw
Grammy-winning music superstar Tim McGraw returns to NBC on Wednesday, April 5, for his third network special "Tim McGraw: Reflected," bringing his popular concert performance to an intimate club in New York City and adding special performances from his farm in Nashville, including a must-see memorable series of duets with wife Faith Hill.

In New York City, McGraw again proves why he's such an audience favorite with his steamy appearance at The Avalon before hundreds of fans that includes some favorite classics and new hits that have the audience on their feet.

To juxtapose his ...
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Hank Williams Jr. To Open Super Bowl XL

January 27th, 2006 2:20pm EST
Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr., 4-time Emmy award winner for his rendition of Monday Night Football's 'Are You Ready For Some Football?' will make his fifth Super Bowl appearance in his 16 year run with ABC Sports. Hank Jr. was in Los Angeles, California, yesterday filming the opening intro to the 2006 Super Bowl face-off between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks.

"Not many people can say they have performed during five Super Bowl openings," says Hank Jr. "I am so happy to have been part of the ABC family since 1989, and with my love for football, this was a win-win partnership."

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Hank Williams Jr. Gets Rights to Father's Recordings

January 26th, 2006 10:36am EST
Hank Williams Jr.
The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled the heirs of the late country legend Hank Williams own the rights to a collection of rare and live vintage recordings the country/folk legend made for radio broadcasts. The decision ends a lengthy court battle between Williams' son Hank Williams Jr. and Polygram Records bosses, who claimed they had the rights to the recordings.

The record label executives cited Williams' contract with MGM Records in their ownership claim for the 40-plus recordings, which were handed to them by the late country legend's former bassist Hillous Butrum. But authori...
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