Cows go mad for music; farmer's video goes viral

Staff writer

Rural Peabody farmer Derek Klingenberg has done it again. A video of him playing “Royals” by Lorde on the trombone to his cows has gone viral, amassing more than 5 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube Friday.

The video, one of the simpler ones Klingenberg has created, features him sitting in an empty pasture with a trombone. After a few minutes of playing, cows begin running toward Klingenberg form a semicircle around him.

“I decided I wanted to focus on playing my trombone again,” he said. “Then I’m like “Hey. I’m gonna go play it in the Flint Hills for the cattle.”’

Klingenberg learned how to play the trombone in fifth grade at Peabody Elementary School and continued through college.

Unlike his other videos, Klingenberg said he was able to shoot this one in one take.

“I’ve been going out and playing when I cube

 

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