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Old School New Rules

Old School New RulesIt wasn't entirely shocking when the Monday Night Football theme-song icon was eighty-sixed from the show last fall after comments he made...Old School New RulesCountryIt wasn't entirely shocking when the Monday Night Football theme-song icon was eighty-sixed from the show last fall after comments he made...2012-07-06
'OLD SCHOOL' POLITICS Williams gets lost in politics and forgets about his day job as a musician

'OLD SCHOOL' POLITICS Williams gets lost in politics and forgets about his day job as a musician (CMT)

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Old School New Rules

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Hank Williams Jr.; Status: In Season; Music Label: Warner Bros.

It wasn’t entirely shocking when the Monday Night Football theme-song icon was eighty-sixed from the show last fall after comments he made comparing Obama to Hitler. Williams’ hard-right politics were never really hidden, and Old School New Rules leans heavily on that persona, spewing Internet-troll claptrap about the ”gotcha” media and impinged freedom. All the Don’t Tread on Me-isms trample some otherwise winning melodies, like the Brad Paisley-assisted tribute to Jr.’s dad, ”I’m Gonna Get Drunk and Play Hank Williams.” C-

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Originally posted July 6 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT

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