It’s time to mash the potatoes and stuff the turkey. Singer-songwriter Ben Rector wants to get you in the mood for Thanksgiving, and he shares with HL the personal inspiration behind this new holiday song.
Ironically, it’s pretty “slim pickings” when it comes to songs about Thanksgiving. There are plenty of Halloween songs and Christmas carols, but Thanksgiving? Most might remember Adam Sandler’s “Thanksgiving Song,” while others may bring up Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant,” Ray Davies’ “Thanksgiving Day,” and Nicole Westbrook’s “It’s Thanksgiving.” However, Ben Rector wishes that his song inspires a new family tradition. “The Thanksgiving Song,” released on Oct. 28, sees the 33-year-old singer-songwriter take a moment to appreciate just what the holiday means to him.
“Watching football / watching families grow / the old children’ table / all have children of their own / starting to see my grandfather in my nephew’s eyes / Mother ……
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