It was nice to see the solidarity behind Hank Williams Jr.
Below is an excerpt from Taste of Country of the Opening Moments:
The 2011 CMA Awards began with one of the best laughs and biggest surprises in recent years when Hank Williams Jr. crept up on Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, who were busy making fun of him and his ‘Monday Night Football’ scandal. The co-hosts went right after Bocephus, with a spoof of his hit song ‘Family Tradition.’
“Hank, why do you drink,” Paisley — or Bradcephus, as he called himself — said before Underwood answered with “Before an interview.” The chorus went on in that fashion before the pair got to the next verse.
“Stop and think it over / Let me help you get the picture / You can get drunk and start carrying on / But you can’t compare the President to Hitler,” the duo sang to a crowd that erupted as they watched Williams Jr. walked up on them from center stage.