Remember the song “American Pie?” What about “Cheeseburger in Paradise” or the old “Pina Colada” song? Well, now comes “Porkchop.”
Recording artist Troy Lee Coleman III, better known as Cowboy Troy, has introduced a new song simply titled “Porkchop.” Cowboy Troy is an American country rapper, Hick Hop innovator and songwriter who currently travels with country superstars Big & Rich. He has previously released six studio albums, landing twice on the Billboard country singles charts. However, moving into the celebration of all things pork is a new path for the 46-year old Texas native.
“Porkchop,” as a song, started out as a comedy bit,” said Cowboy Troy. “A friend of mine and his family went out for dinner. My buddy ordered a pork chop. He just started singing ‘gimme that pork chop, pork chop, pork chop, pork chop…’ When he told me and another song-writing partner about it, the lyrics came together quickly. It was just funny.”
Cowboy Troy also has a love for cooking in his “Hick Hop” kitchen. He admits his favorite cut is, obviously, the ribeye pork chop, and he looks for pork chops with great marbling. Perhaps that is because no better word rhymes with “tender” than “render.” Troy often posts his food creations on Instagram with #HickHopKitchen.
“This song is really a gift to our industry,” said Terry O’Neel, National Pork Board president and a pig farmer from Nebraska. “It is fun and captures the love that so many Americans have for this beloved cut of meat.”
Also featuring the musical talents of Monro Brown, “Porkchop” was released earlier this year and is on Troy’s forthcoming spring 2018 album, “Laugh With Me.” When the National Pork Board learned of the new tune, it began discussing promotion options with Cowboy Troy, including through digital and social media, as part of October National Pork Month.
“I call my music “Hick Hop” music.,” Troy said. “It’s really a mixture of rap, country and rock guitars splashed in. It is really loud, rowdy, party music—just perfect for grilling and entertaining.”
That is, as long as you have a little pork to go with it. To hear the song “Porkchop,”click below.