The Peterson Farm brothers once again created a parody viral video. The Kansas boys followed up their massive online parody hit, “I’m Farming and I Grow It” with a down-home take on Katy Perry’s “Roar.”
“Chore” the Peterson brothers Katy Perry parody, went viral on You Tube and Facebook. The three brothers from Kansas are proud young farmers and the parody videos to display the love they feel for the all-important and sadly, vanishing, way of life in America.
During an interview with the Kansas City Star Greg Peterson, the producer of the “I’m Sexy and I Know It’ video that garnered the trio national attention, said he could not stand the LMFAO song which was extremely popular at the time. Peterson began “switching around some words” while hanging out at a Kansas State University area Sonic with his buddies. “I’m Farming and I Grow It” became a full-fledged song when Peterson returned home to the family farm and enlisted the help of his brothers, sister, parents and even 88-year-old Grandma to make the LMFAO parody video. Peterson is an ag-journalism major who is also musically inclined and feels passionate about promoting Kansas agriculture.
Greg convinced his little brothers Nathan 18, and Kendal, 15 into singing the “I’m Farming and I Grow It” lyrics with him as they did their farming chores on the family’s Saline County farm. Due to the success of the viral parody video, the Peterson brothers were invited to attend the national FFA Convention in Kentucky.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Filming of the LMFAO spoof began at dawn, so their sister Laura could capture the dawn to dusk day of work required to run a successful farm. Laura follows her brothers as they rap the lyrics to “I’m Farming and I Grow It” and do traditional farm chores such as feeding cattle, bucking hay, cutting wheat, driving tractors and combines until the sun sets in the sky.
“When we were little kids, we’d all play with our toy tractors. We’d farm together with our tractors on the carpet. The dream was we’d all farm together with Dad,” Peterson told the Kansas City Star.
Greg Peterson shared this about the Kansas trio on the Peterson Farm Brothers blog:
“My brothers and I are your typical college age farm kids from Kansas who live on a 5th generation family farm in Kansas. We also just happen to have a YouTube channel! We have been doing farm music video parodies for about the last two years. It has been a crazy ride since our first video ‘I’m Farming and I Grow It’ came out in June of 2012. It received 5 million views in just over a week and took our lifelong message of advocating agriculture and spread it all over the world. It was definitely a surprise to us that so many people enjoyed watching our videos.
30 million views and five parody videos later, we still don’t really know what we are doing but what we do know is this: We love agriculture and believe it is one of the most important things each and every human being needs to survive. And we try to show that in our videos and in our blogs as well. We also believe that farmers are some of the most misunderstood and under-appreciated people in the world, and it is our goal to shed some light on why you shouldn’t take the millions of farmers raising crops and livestock in this world for granted!”
[Image via: Peterson Farm Brothers Facebook page]