As we told you earlier, Hank Williams Jr. is returning to ESPN for Monday Night Football. Hip-hop artist Jason Derulo and Florida Georgia Line will help Williams revive “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night,” bringing the theme song back after a six-year hiatus. Florida Georgia Line and Derulo will be appearing in the MNF video alongside Williams for the first time. All three artists recorded audio tracks in May and they filmed the opening video together on Sunday (June 4th) in Nashville.
Williams said, “I started in 1989 when ABC was celebrating the 20th season of Monday Night Football. It soon became a staple that fans grew to expect and wanted to see and hear. I am thrilled to be back and bring the fans such a new and dynamic rendition of this anthem. Are You Ready For Some Football? Cause I sure am!”
FGL's Tyler Hubbard said, “This is a huge honor to be a part of such a legendary song and night!” Brian Kelley added, “We all grew up watching Monday Night Football and it's surreal to join Jason Derulo and Hank Williams Jr. on this new version that gives a nod back but also a step forward!”
Derulo said, “It’s truly momentous to be featured in the Monday Night Football anthem for the upcoming season. I feel the opening song sets the tone and energizes the fans before kickoff, and this year I’m putting my swag on it.”
Williams returns to MNF for the first time since 2011 to perform the show’s opening anthem for an unprecedented 24th season, a ritual that has earned him four Emmy awards (1991-1994).