Last year, Hank Williams Jr. received backlash for comparing President Barack Obama to Hitler. The negative reactions for his statements, however, did not deter the country singer from speaking his mind about the commander-in-chief in his new album, "Old School, New Rules".
In the track, "Takin' Back the Country," Williams sings, "Hey Barack pack your bags, head to Chicago, take your teleprompter with you so you'll know where to go." He also slams ESPN in the same song as he opens the track with, "I'll go find a network wants to treat me right, y'all can take the change and stick it out of sight."
His song "Are You Ready for Some Football" was pulled by the network after 22 years of being the theme song for its "Monday Night Football" following her criticism towards the President.
The country veteran tells Reuters, "The people, the fans, have inspired me," when speaking of his motivation for the album which is his first in three years. He also says that his new record clearly shows what he believes in and what he wants for his country. "I've always been that way. If you like it, fine; if you don't, great ... People everywhere from New York to California can't take it anymore, and they are ready for a change," he says.
"Old School, New Rules" also includes the songs, "We Don't Apologize for America" and "Who's Taking Care of Number One?", but not all the songs in the record refer to politics. The album was released in the U.S. on July 10.