When Farmers Rap, Magic Happens
Three brothers from Kansas recently took LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It,” rewrote the lyrics and created a fun music video to showcase their farming lifestyle.
Now, the Peterson brothers are the latest rural sensations on the web, attracting 2.8 million YouTube views in a week for their “I’m Farming and I Grow It” parody. Greg, Nathan and Kendal Peterson star in the video with cattle, crops, tractors and hay bales.
“When I step to the bunk (yeah), this is what I see (uh-huh), all the hungry cattle are staring at me,” they sing. “I got passion for my plants and I ain’t afraid to show it, show it, show it, show it, I’m farming and I grow it.”
The video initially gained popularity when Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts endorsed it in a Facebook post, according to the brothers’ county newspaper, The Salina Journal. “Well done guys!” Roberts wrote.
The brothers have amassed more than 8,000 “Likes” for the Facebook page they created June 26, a day after Greg uploaded the video to YouTube. The page documents their trip to New York City this week, where they were invited to discuss the parody on Fox & Friends.
“We really want agriculture to be promoted,” Nathan said in the clip. “Without agriculture none of us would have food or clothes.”