Hank Williams Jr.’s ‘Keep the Change’ Downloaded Over 150,000 Times in First Day
Hank Williams Jr.'s defiant new song was an overwhelming hit on yesterday. 'Keep the Change' has been downloaded over 150,000 times since it was made available for free on Tuesday morning. The song is still available at the singer's official website; all one has to do is enter his or her email address to download it.
Additionally, Williams appeared on Glenn Beck's radio show on Wednesday morning after appearing on 'The View' and 'Hannity' on Tuesday. Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Sean Hannity have all showed support for Williams, and CNN reports that the country star will appear on 'The Joy Behar Show' at 10PM ET on Wednesday.
The song was recorded in response to Williams being removed from ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' broadcast. He takes digs at President Obama's 2008 promise to bring change to the White House, and blasts the sports network as well as Fox News. "Keep 'Fox and Friends' and ESPN out of your homes," he sings late in the song.
"Because Bocephus and all his rowdy friends -- and his song -- is outta there," he adds. Williams had sung the opening for 'Monday Night Football' for over 20 years before his comments on 'Fox and Friends' cost him his job last week.