Boy, tensions are super high right now in America!  But, this isn't the first time people in the US have felt this way.  For today's #ThrowbackThursday song, I thought we'd take a political walk down country music memory lane to one of the most politically focused country songs ever!

"The Fightin' Side of Me" is a Merle Haggard original released in December 1969. it became one of the most famous of his career.

Toby Keith called it, "the original Angry American song."

In 1970, "The Fightin' Side of Me" was nominated for Song of the Year and Single of the Year by the CMA.

Listen to the lyrics form the '60s and how relevant they still are today!