Peterson Farm Brothers: A Farm Family That Parodies Hit Songs!

The Peterson Farm Bros are made up of Greg (25), Nathan (22), Kendal
(19), and honorary “bro” Laura (15) Peterson. They are siblings who farm together with their parents near Assaria, KS. The farm is a 5th generation family farm that raises cattle, wheat, corn, soybeans, milo, and alfalfa. The family started making YouTube videos in 2012, when the oldest brother Greg had an idea to make a parody music video with his brothers to help educate their city friends about farming. The video was filmed throughout the month of June and posted at the end of the month. It was entitled “I’m Farming and I Grow It,” and was a parody of the song “I’m Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO. The song was a viral hit on YouTube and was the beginning of an incredible journey for the farm family, who have now acquired over 37 million views on YouTube!

  • Title: I’m Farming And I Grow It
  • Original Song: I’m Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO
  • Date: June 2012
  • Views: 9.5 million

The brothers followed up their successful first video with a remake of the most popular music video of all time “Gangnam Style.” Their version was appropriately titled, “Farmer Style.” It ended up becoming their most watched video!

  • Title: Farmer Style
  • Original Song: Gangnam Style by PSY
  • Date: December 2012
  • Views: 16.2 million

The following summer, the brothers couldn’t decide which currently popular song they should parody. The top hits of the summer were by Miley Cyrus and Justin Beiber. They decided not to go that direction, so they threw it back to the ’90s and parodied the theme song from “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” instead! And this time they included their mom and their sister.

  • Title: A Fresh Breath of Farm Air
  • Original Song: Fresh Prince of Bel Air by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • Date: July 2013
  • Views: 1.3 Million

The Peterson Family Farm has always put up a lot of hay. Therefore, it was fitting to produce a song strictly about baling!

  • Title: Bale
  • Original Song: Sail by Awolnation
  • Date: September 2013
  • Views: 1.1 Million

It was the middle of winter, and the brothers felt it was time to make another video. But the main thing that was really happening on the farm at that time was feeding cattle twice a day. So they made a video about their daily chores on the farm!

  • Title: Chore
  • Original Song: Roar by Katy Perry
  • Date: December 2013
  • Views: 2.2 Million

After doing a Katy Perry-dy, the brothers thought it would be best if they got back to their rapping “roots” that they got started with. They realize they aren’t that good at rapping, but there is nothing more entertaining than farmers rapping about farming. Plus, they got some help from fellow YouTubers Lil Fred and Farmer Derek!

  • Title: All I Do is Farm
  • Original Song: All I Do is Win by DJ Khaled
  • Date: July 2014
  • Views: 700,000

At the end of 2014, there were several songs the brothers wanted to parody, so they decided to do all of them in one video! Including their most requested song, “Let it Go” from the movie “Frozen.”

  • Title: Throttle Down for What, Talk Farming to Me, All About That Beef, I’m So Farmer, Let it Grow
  • Original Songs: Turn Down for What (DJ Snake), Talk Dirty (Jason Derulo), All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor), Fancy (Iggy Azalea), Let it Go (Frozen Movie)
  • Date: October 2014
  • Views: 770,000

Sometimes the older fans of the PFB would complain about not knowing the songs that they were parodying, so the brothers decided to throw it way back to the 80’s! They also had farmers and ranchers from all over the world send in pictures and videos of them taking care of their livestock.

Title: Takin’ Care of Livestock

Original Song: Takin’ Care of Business by Bachman Turner Overdrive

Date: May 2015

Views: 170,000

For the entire summer of 2015, the brothers tried to brainstorm parody lyrics to Uptown Funk. Finally, they were able to come up with some for part of the song. Adding hit songs of the summer “Whip/Nae Nae” and “Hit the Quan,” the parody mashup “Farmers Feed the World” was born.

Title: Farmers Feed the World

Original Songs: Whip Nae/Nae by Silento, Hit the Quan by I Heart Memphis, and Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson

Date: November 2015

Views: 450,000

Follow the Peterson Farm Brothers:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/petersonfarmbros

Twitter: @gregpeterson33, @npete16, @kmerle7

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/petersonfarmbros

Website: http://www.petersonfarmbros.com

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12 thoughts on “Peterson Farm Brothers: A Farm Family That Parodies Hit Songs!

  1. Love these videos guys. Great way to show the city folks how it really is. We’re pork & grain producers from central Illinois and you have done an amazing job showing the rest of the world what it is like for us farmers. Love the filthy jeans. I see that EVERY day. 🙂 That is the reality of country living. Keep it up boys.

  2. Boys, you and your family and friends have done a wonderful job informing the generally dumb public what it’s like to be a farmer raising both food and animals. Continue with your great videos.

  3. Guys you made my day! You are a inspiration and blessing to us! I am a south african and absolutely love your parodies. My son wants to be a farmer but the future looks troubling BUT now I will support him all the way no matter what. God bless you! Rinki

  4. I am from South Africa where the government murders ore farmers daily thank you for this videos i will spread it on face book for all my farming buddies to see maybe they can start doing the same to do awareness for the kids and killers of SOUTH AFRICA. Thank you guys you are doing a awesome job, I am sitting in Iraq for work for there are no work for white males in South Africa. Have to pay ore bills at home to..

  5. Just found your videos and love them! I was born and raised in the suburbs but married into the farm life and love it! We do cattle and hay and lease ground out for crop production. I love our cows and farm and your videos express my love of farm life perfectly. Like another post said, I love the dirty jeans. I can tell how hard their day was based upon how dirty and greasy their jeans are at the end of the day. Your videos made my day! Thank you!

  6. You guys are AWESOME!!! Not just for the great videos but for being who you are! I never got to live on a farm but my Grandmother had her land tended by a neighbor and I was always made aware of the importance of farming on all levels! I hope you keep making your wonderful and entertaining videos!

  7. Love u guys! I grew up on a farm, beef cattle Lucerne sorghum and some small crops. The difference is, we were 3girls and one boy. Also on our farm as well as our grandparents were our Aunty/uncle and cousins, which again lead with a daughter followed by 2 sons. Us girls worked the farm hard while the boys were growing up. Yes,, us girls all went on to get degrees and r no longer on the land (as the boys are). But back in the day growing up, us girls would outdo our brothers and cousins in respect, driving trucks,tractors, riding motor cross , shooting guns, loading sheds with bails of hay or water skiing or fishing . Don’t get me wrong, I love farming, God and Australia , & don’t think think for a minute I’m dissing u guys, all I wanna say is, gals can work a farm just as well as any dude (but that said, all power to the notoriety ur bringing to farming, worldwide!) God bless u and ur farm

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