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They Pissed Hank Williams Jr. Right Off

Posted on | October 11, 2011 | 26 Comments

by Smitty

I may not be the biggest Country fan in the country, but you have to call it like you see it, and this is good:

Via AmericanLady49


26 Responses to “They Pissed Hank Williams Jr. Right Off”

  1. chuck coffer
    October 11th, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    That song typifies everything I hate about the country music genre. It’s a stupid trucker hat set to music.

  2. Mike
    October 11th, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    Say what you will about country music, but you gotta admit, it’s uniquely American and mostly patriotic, unlike most of that Pop and Rap crap.

  3. Joe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    Given the way Hitler analogies are thrown around (anyone remember Bushitler?) this was an overreaction by ABC.  So mockery of ABC is definitely in order.  If you are going to burn your bridges, you might as well do it with style. 

    But, unfortunately, when it comes to musical ability, Hank Williams Jr.’s apple did fall some distance away from the Hank Williams Sr. tree.   Sorry, he is not his dad.   He does have the excuse of falling on his head (he fell off a mountain in the 70s if you remember and almost died). 

  4. Richard Mcenroe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    You don’t like stupid trucker hats, drive to Kansas and buy your own damn wheat.

  5. Richard Mcenroe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    To paraphrase what someone once said about the press when it mattered: “Never pick a fight with someone who buys Gibson guitars by the dozen…”

  6. smitty
    October 11th, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    I’m no fan of Lady GaGa, either, but I won’t sell more records than her or Hank real soon.

  7. smitty
    October 11th, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    I guess I find more art in stuff like Marty Robbins. Here, Hank is borrowing heavily from rock, which borrowed from the blues, of course.

  8. smitty
    October 11th, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    I’ve heard the beard is to cover what they did to put a nicer face on matters.

  9. TC_LeatherPenguin
    October 11th, 2011 @ 11:53 am


  10. Anonymous
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    Richard, the definitive quote is “Never honk off the bard, for you are funny and your name scans to Greensleeves.”

    nb: Greensleeves (“What Child Is This”) is the tune used for more songs than any other in the English language.

  11. Richard Mcenroe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    Oh, yes, the famous ‘honking’ scene from “Taming of the Shrew”, shame on me for forgetting… (I did like the Benny Hill version better than the Branagh…)

  12. rosalie
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    This might be a good thing for him.  He’ll probably sell even more records.

  13. chuck coffer
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    WTF? Bocephus is a much better musician that Hank Williams Sr.

  14. chuck coffer
    October 11th, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    Why the hell would I ever buy wheat?

  15. ThePaganTemple
    October 11th, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    Hank was always as much of a rocker as he was a country artist.

  16. ThePaganTemple
    October 11th, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    If you’re smart, you never, ever, ever piss off a man who has such a huge ego he almost always mentions his own name in every song he records.

  17. Paula
    October 11th, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

    Heh heh!! I like this song.  Hank Williams Jr.  went on Fox and Friends to promote his new CD  but, they always have to lead quests down the road of politics.  I’ll admit it was a dumb analogy yet how it ended up so twisted is unbelievable.  No one EVER calls out the Democrats for their stupid comments.   In fact the media always praises such comments as the beauty of free speech.  The hypocrisy is glaring, and  I’m tired of the LSM old double standard. 

  18. Anonymous
    October 11th, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    You CAN’T be serious. O_o

  19. Joe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    Don’t they grow more corn and soybeans in Kansas

  20. Joe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    Maybe Chuck is corn fed. 

  21. Adjoran
    October 11th, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    He comes by it honestly – Hank Sr. put out some rockin’ tunes for his time, long before Little Richard, Carl Perkins, Elvis, or even Bill Haley.

    “Settin’ the Woods on Fire”
    & etc.

  22. Adjoran
    October 11th, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

    Yep, what’s left of it.  Sunglasses, too.

  23. Adjoran
    October 11th, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    More power to him.

    The “Fox & Friends” formula is basically “Today” on a different set.  Three co-hosts, with an emphasis on looks over brains.  Actually, it seems brains may not have been on the list of qualifications at all. 

  24. rosalie
    October 11th, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Chuck, How could you not like songs with titles like All My Exes Live in Texas  or She Got the Goldmine and I Got the Shaft or Hey, Good Lookin’, What Ya Got Cookin’? 

  25. Joe
    October 11th, 2011 @ 7:53 pm


  26. Tennwriter
    October 12th, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    Got me laughing. Well played, sir.