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Zac Brown Band’s ‘Turkey Fried’ Parody Song Is Perfect Thanksgiving Tune

by Halle Ames
Photo credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Zac Brown Band

You know we loved our “Chicken Fried’ by the Zac Brown Band, but the holiday-friendly parody, ‘Turkey Fried’ might have just moved into first place. 

Zac Brown Band ‘Turkey Fried’

Last Thanksgiving, the Country music group Zac Brown Band debuted their parody song in replacement for their hit, ‘Chicken Fried,’ for a more festive and timely version.

“You know I like my turkey fried. Thanksgiving football night, a pair of teens who came to fight. And turn it up.”

The band commented on their love for their fans.

“Who remembers this one from last year? May you all have a “Turkey Fried” #Thanksgiving with the ones you love! We’re thankful for all of you. #GivingThanks

On November 5, the group posted a part of the hit song while also honoring a veteran.

“I thank God for my life. And for the stars and stripes. May freedom forever fly. Let it ring. Salute the ones who died. The ones that give their lives, so we don’t have to sacrifice. All the things we love. Like our chicken fried.” 

The music video depicts a young wounded veteran waiting in line for breakfast and a community doing what they can to show their gratitude for his service. Zac Brown Band commented on the Foundation for a Better Life, a nonprofit organization that promotes good values. 

“Thank you to the Foundation for a Better Life for inspiring others to do good by passing on the core values we live by. We’re honored to play a small part in their new PSA showing appreciation for every #MyWarrior who has served and sacrificed to protect the freedoms we enjoy! #chickenfried #passiton.”

“Chicken Fried”

“Chicken Fried” was initially recorded in 2003 for the 2004 album Home Grown. In 2008, the group re-recorded the song and released it as the first single from their album The Foundation. Later the same year, the song became Zac Brown Band’s first chart single as well as their first number-one hit on the Billboard country music charts. “Chicken Fried” has always been known as a classic, however, as Taste of Country ranked it number 39 on their “Top 100 Country Songs of all Time”.