Zac Brown Band: Beer, Blue Jeans, and … Tofu?!

Published by PETA.

On my list of life’s simple pleasures, right below “Cuddling with my cat during our Project Runway marathon”: a cold beer, a pair of perfectly worn blue jeans, and a basketful of fried tofu. I’m not alone here: The Grammy Award–winning Zac Brown Band agrees with me—well, at least about the cold beer and blue jeans.


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Zac Brown Band


But I’m optimistic that the band will also be singing the praises of soy after it ponders PETA’s proposal. We’ve asked the band members, who sing about their love of freedom in “Chicken Fried,” to consider what life is like for chickens and other animals who are kept in constant confinement on filthy, crowded factory farms before they’re cruelly slaughtered. We’ve also offered to partner with Zac and the band on a vegan “eat and greet” for fans on their upcoming West Coast tour. And to make our offer even more tempting, we’ve sent the band members a basket of delicious, protein-rich faux meats.

So now we wait to hear back from Zac and the rest of the band. In the meantime, I’ve started veganizing lyrics to some of my favorite country classics. Darling Dolly’sJolene” becomes “Gardein,” for example. Ante up by listing your favorite veganized honky-tonk tune in the comments section below.

Written by Karin Bennett

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