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Hank Williams Jr Named As Additional Headliner To Taste Of Country Music Festival

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Hank Williams Jr has been named as a headliner for this year’s 2nd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival. This iconic performer will be hitting the stage as part of a bevvy of acts that will be on at the Hunter Mountain Resort between June 13 to 15, 2014.

Williams was announced along with artists Eric Paslay, Leah Turner, The Cadillac Three and Jamie Lynn Spears. They will be joining the previously announced list that included: headliner Brad Paisley, co-headliners Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert, and Randy Houser, Thompson Square, Craig Morgan, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham, Chase Rice, Blackjack Billy and Gwen Sebastian.

Although a relatively new festival, only in its second year, the Taste of Country Music Festival has already become one of summer’s most highly anticipated events. The “Pretty Early” price level tickets are sold out, but y’all can take advantage, still, of the “Not So Early” pricing at www.tasteofcountryfestival.com. For a limited time, general admission tickets start at the Not So Early price of only $150.00 for a 3-day pass, and VIP packages start at $525.00 for a 3-day VIP “Outlaw Pass” with “Super Outlaw Pass” and “Ultimate Outlaw Pass” packages available as well. Information on VIP package details and pricing, hotel accommodations, mountainside camping, directions and more is available online. But, will Hank Williams Jr being announced, these tickets are not expected to last much longer!

Photo: Taste of Country Music Festival official logo

Hank Williams Jr in Trouble… Again

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Remember when ESPN banned Hank Williams Jr‘s “All My Rowdy Friends” song from their station? Just when country music fans have forgotten about that little bit of trouble, he’s said some controversial statements about American President Barack Obama again.

During his concert at the Iowa State Fair on Friday night, he said a little more than what organizers probably were hoping for. According to the Des Moines Metromix, Hank said:

“We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the US and we hate him!”

Read the full story over at Metromix. What do you think about celebrities voicing their opinions on politics? Do you think it’s a good thing or should they stick to singing?

PICTURES: Justin Timberlake With Hank Williams Jr

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Pop superstar, and sometimes actor, Justin Timberlake was caught hanging out with a country music legend last weekend in Mississippi. We have pictures of Justin with Hank Williams Jr. backstage after Hank’s concert in Southhaven, MS. Hank had nothing but good things to say about the former boyband member, who apparently knows more about country music than fans may have realized:

“What a great guy!  Justin is a friend of my rebel son Kid Rock.  He sure is a good country boy.  We talked about girls, guitars, turkey hunting, going on cruises and how much we hate them, even though Bobby (Kid Rock) is on one right now and loving it, ugh!  Hell, Justin and I even talking about recording a blues song sometime.”

Check out the pictures of the two backstage below:

Hank Williams Jr. Announces “Take Back America Tour”

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Bocephus is heading back on the road.  Be warned:  don’t expect it to be a tight-lipped trip.

Hank Williams Jr. has been pretty quiet in the months following his controversial comments about President Obama that got his “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” removed from ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”  But fans should be hearing plenty about it on his tour.  We’re told he’ll be playing new material that was written within weeks of his 2011 controversial remarks.

Along with the new material, he’ll also be playing fan favorites.  With 20 gold albums, six platinum albums, 13 chart-topping albums, and ten #1 singles, how could he not?  “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Dixie on My Mind,” and the already mentioned “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” are expected to be on the playlist.

Hank Williams Jr Makes GQ’s List Of Least Influential

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What’s the opposite of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, or even Warren Buffet? GQ put together their list of the 25 least influential people of 2011. Luckily, only one country act made the cut and it was none other than Hank Williams Jr, who came in at number 6.

See the list HERE. Do you agree with their choices?

Hank Williams Jr. Plans “Taking The Country Back Tour 2012″

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Hank Williams Jr. announced on his Facebook page plans to launch a tour next year. While dates and cities have not yet been made public, he’ll be out on the “Taking The Country Back Tour 2012″ sometime next year.  He sure has some timing to announce a tour; with the controversy with ESPN, himself, and his comments about President Obama still in the news.

Will you go to one of his shows next year?

Hank Williams Jr Finding Out Breakups Aren’t Easy

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Just to stir the pot a little more, Hank Williams Jr released yet another statement saying he’s decided to pull “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” from ESPN’s Monday Night Football.  The announcement comes after ESPN announced their decision to suspend Hank’s song on October 3rd following his statement comparing President Barack Obama to Hitler.

In his statement, Hank said:

“After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision. By pulling my opening OCTOBER 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the toes of THE FIRST AMENDMENT FREEDOM OF SPEECH, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It’s been a great run.”

ESPN decided to take the classier route with their statement, following his statement (are you still following me here?):

“We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of ‘Monday Night Football’ has always been about the games and that will continue.”

Looks like ESPN is going to have to find a new theme song. So what song would you pick for the new Monday night theme?

Hank Williams Jr Issues Official Statement

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Hank Williams Jr. took to his official website yesterday to clear the air and thank his supporters during the growing controversy of his comments about Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler. Williams compared the President to Hitler on Fox News earlier this week, which led ESPN to removing him from the Monday Night Football opening montage. He doesn’t exactly apologize for his analogy:

“Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme – but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me – how ludicrous that pairing was.  They’re polar opposites and it made no sense.  They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the President.”

Read the rest of the statement on Hank’s official website HERE. Hank had said the controversial comparison on Fox News Channels’ Fox & Friends program.

Hank Williams Jr. Says He Was “Misunderstood”

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Hank Williams Jr. released a statement to TMZ tonight saying his comments about President Obama were “misunderstood.” He was on Fox News this morning and compared Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler. In his statement, Hank Williams Jr says:

“Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme – but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me – how ludicrous that pairing was.”

He continues, “They’re polar opposites and it made no sense. They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the President.”

Read the full statement on TMZ’s website HERE. ESPN has decided to drop Hank Williams Jr from their Monday Night Football intro videos as a result of his comments this morning. In their statement on the decision, ESPN said:

“While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize he is closely linked to our company through the opening to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.”

Do you think ESPN made the right move by dropping someone not on staff over comments made on Fox News?

Hank Williams Jr. schedules benefit for Tornado victims

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Hank Jr., reached out to CMT to get their help in planning a Benefit concert to help the tornado victims in Alabama, a place he calls home. He told CMT, “I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing on TV.  Alabama is home – I am really pumped about helping.  I want to raise a lot of money, and thanks to my good friends, we are going to be able to make a difference.” The concert will be broadcast live from on CMT and cmt.com on Thursday, May 12th from Nashville. This concert will be a 90-minute fundraising special to raise money for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts to benefit the Alabama tornado victims. Artists already scheduled to appear at the benefit include, Hank Jr., Lady Antebellum, Alabama, Keith Urban, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw and more to be announced. Country music artist and fans have always been conscious of the need to help out the neighbors in a time of need and this is one of those times.

FInd out more ways to help, courtesy of CMT after the jump.