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Virginia's Butcher Brown featured in "Monday Night Football" intro song

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Posted at 12:14 AM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 03:25:52-04

The song that introduces ESPN's Monday Night Football each week in changing this year and it's a Virginia band that'll be getting bands hyped before football games.

"Definitely a pinch me moment for sure, definitely an honor," Butcher Band's Andrew Randazzo said.

Butcher Brown, a Richmond-based band that blends jazz with other music genres, has created instrumentals and added background vocals to Little Richard's "Rip It Up."

It was just a month ago that the band got word from their record label that they'd be modernizing the 1956 No. 1 hit.

"We were just sort of like wait what the games start in a month. We got in the studio immediately with limited time and started creating and brainstorming how we were gonna put this piece together," Butcher Band's Corey Fonville said.

"Because we’re singing on the track and also playing instruments we had to make sure everything we did matched his energy and complimented it," Butcher Band's Morgan Burrs said. "The whole point is to get everyone hyped whether they’re in the living room or football field."

“We’re listening to vocals from 1956-57. Here we are in 2020 trying to match that frequency and update it," Fonville said. "The whole point is to get everyone hyped whether they’re in the living room or football field."