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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 William Junior is #13 of Billboard Magazine’s Top 25 Country Artists 1985-2011

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Hank Williams Jr., a five-time Entertainer of the Year recipient and the only country artist to ever win an Emmy award (multiple, by the way), has been named #13 of Billboard Magazine’s Top 25 Country Artists from 1985-2011.  Earlier this summer, Billboard ranked the top 25 country artists of the last twenty-five years, combing their Country Songs and Country Album charts since 1985.

Anyone who thinks country music didn’t attract a sizable youth audience before te early 90’s must have slept through Hank Williams Jr.’s chart run during the previous decade.  He first appeared on Country Songs in 1964 with a cover of his legendary father’s 1950 smash “Long Gone Lonesome Blues,” but found a new, youthful following starting in the mid-70’s.   He resonated with rebellious young fans via songs like “Family Tradition” and “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound” and notched successful version of his father’s hits, such as “Honky Tonkin’.”  At one point in the mid-80’s, the younger Williams simultaneously had six titles on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.

Hank William Junior is #13 of Billboard Magazine's Top 25 Country Artists 1985-2011

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Hank Williams Jr., a five-time Entertainer of the Year recipient and the only country artist to ever win an Emmy award (multiple, by the way), has been named #13 of Billboard Magazine’s Top 25 Country Artists from 1985-2011.  Earlier this summer, Billboard ranked the top 25 country artists of the last twenty-five years, combing their Country Songs and Country Album charts since 1985.

Anyone who thinks country music didn’t attract a sizable youth audience before te early 90’s must have slept through Hank Williams Jr.’s chart run during the previous decade.  He first appeared on Country Songs in 1964 with a cover of his legendary father’s 1950 smash “Long Gone Lonesome Blues,” but found a new, youthful following starting in the mid-70’s.   He resonated with rebellious young fans via songs like “Family Tradition” and “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound” and notched successful version of his father’s hits, such as “Honky Tonkin’.”  At one point in the mid-80’s, the younger Williams simultaneously had six titles on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.