Are you ready for some football… and Hank Williams Jr.?
Well, National Football League fans are in luck because the traditional country star is returning back to his famous spot as the opening act for Monday Night Football. Revamping his classic “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night,” Williams can’t wait to resume his position as the rambunctious musical kick-starter for the league.
“I never said, ‘Are you ready for some football’ on stage one time the last five or six years, but I will now,” said Williams while shooting the pre-game pieces in Nashville over the weekend. “I’m feeling at home and it’s a real good thing… It’s kind of like the Nashville Predators playing for the Stanley Cup, it’s like ‘Wow.’”
Williams created the iconic song tradition back in 1989 by singing the original tune, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” as a part of the 20th anniversary season of Monday Night Football and stayed around until 2011, where they pulled the plug after the singer voiced some negative comments over the President at the time. This marks the first time in six years that Williams will resume his iconic spot before the live sports telecast.
He’ll also be joined by a couple new friends on his revised version of the NFL hit, which will be announced in the next coming days. They’ll join Williams by singing along and changing out the team names week after week to specify each Monday match-up.
The first airing of Williams’ return will start on September 11, when the New Orleans Saints will take on the Minnesota Vikings.