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.