Long gone are the days of Hank Williams Jr. and his rowdy friends on “Monday Night Football” — for multiple reasons.
The “MNF” intro has another new look in 2023, featuring a mashup with appeal across musical genres. ESPN debuted the new Monday night hype music prior to the first game of a pseudo-doubleheader Monday featuring the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints.
Rap icon Snoop Dogg joined country/Americana artist Chis Stapleton for a take on ’70s/’80s rocker Phil Collins’ iconic “In the Air Tonight.” Percussion virtuoso Cindy Blackman filled in for Collins on the drums, while Stapleton handled the hook and the guitar.
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Williams anchored the intro music for years with an iconic party anthem that “Monday Night Football” and other primetime sports broadcasts have tried and largely failed to recreate. How did ESPN do with their latest iteration?