Famous country star Hank Williams, Jr., affectionately known as Bocephus, has decided to give a bit back to Barack Obama in a new song he has put out. The final song took a mere 45 minutes to record and as he emerged from the sound booth with an unlit cigar in his mouth he declared, ‘That’s the most fun I’ve had in a long time, cousin.’
After ESPN dropped his “Monday Night Football” theme, it seems that he has been having fun, but this tops it all he claims.
Fortunately for Williams the freedom of speech issue that came up with ESPN was what got him started on his first album in three years titled, “Old School, New Rules.” It features the likes of Merle Haggard and Brad Paisley. It also has a pretty good dose of the “Hank worldview.”
I remember as a much younger man listening to plenty of Hank Williams, Jr, gathering around with ‘all my rowdy friends’ and singing some of the classics together like “A country boy can survive”, “Rowdy Friends” and “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound” along with others. It usually occurred on the weekends with several beers and plenty of friends just enjoying one another’s company. While things have changed drastically for me they haven’t changed for Hank and on this album he is letting the President have a good dose of southern slamming. Many will know what I’m talking about. Like when we southerner’s say “I don’t care how you did it up North.”
Some of the names of the songs should tell you just what the 63-year-old singer’s mood is: ‘We Don’t Apologize for America,’’ ‘’Keep the Change,’’ ‘’Stock Market Blues’’ and ‘‘Taking Back the Country.’’
‘‘People are kind of tired of some of the politically correct stuff,’’ says Williams. ‘‘They’re over it. Nobody’s got a job. Nobody’s got any money. They’re starvin’. I know people with pawn shops and they said it’s sad. It’s sad to watch carpenters come in and pawn their tools. It would be like us pawning our guitars. (These songs) are coming from the heavens.’’
Well, here’s a little taste of the new album from the old Hank. Enjoy!Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.