Essex YFC releases charity single

Young farmers in Essex have launched their assault on the music charts with a charity single called Put That Hoedown.

The track was released on iTunes for pre-order at midday on 17 April and the team are hoping to get into the top 40 of the Radio 1 Chart on Sunday 11 May – the final evening of the annual YFC Convention. 

The single is meant to depict the life of a typical young farmer.

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County president Charlie Willett, who appears in a cow costume on the tug-of-war rope in the music video, said he was very proud of the team’s achievements.

“It just shows what you can do if you put your mind to it. Anything is achievable,” he said.

The team recorded the track at Abbey Road studios and filmed the video on a local farm.

Funds raised by sales will go to mental health charities YoungMinds and the Farming Community Network. 

Chris Leaman, head of policy at YoungMinds, told Farmers Weekly how important this sort of fundraising was to them.

‘YoungMinds would like to thank all the young farmers involved in raising awareness and funds through the release of this single,” he said.

“Without your help we would not be able to continue to provide help and support for families, improving the lives of children and young people affected by mental health problems in the UK.”

Show your support for Essex YFC and pre-order the single on iTunes now. Visit the Put The Hoedown website for more information.

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