FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Zac Brown performs at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The Zac Brown Band is going to lend its sound to the NFL. The Atlanta-based group will give its 2008 hit “Chicken Fried” a holiday twist for the Thanksgiving night matchup between the hometown Falcons and rival New Orleans Saints. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Zac Brown Band is lending its sound to the NFL.

The Atlanta-based group will give its 2008 hit “ Chicken Fried ” a holiday twist for the Thanksgiving night matchup between the hometown Falcons and rival New Orleans Saints.

Brown’s song will serve as an intro for the NBC-televised game. He says the band is “excited to help open up such a huge game in our own backyard” and adds, “Go Falcons!”

The broadcast will begin with Brown receiving a text from Carrie Underwood, who normally provides the soundtrack for the opening of NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

Brown reveals his guitar — strategically placed under the table — before going into an acoustic holiday version of the song.

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