All profits from farmer Kaleb Cooper’s song “I Can’t Stand Sheep”, released on Thursday 18 January, are being donated to RABI.
Described as country rap, the charity single is a tongue-in-cheek reflection of Kaleb’s well-known dislike of sheep set to the iconic tune of “The Floral Dance”. The lyrics raise awareness of the challenges faced by the farming community, including loneliness experienced by many farming people, and promote RABI’s helpline number 0800 188 4444.
Caron Whaley, RABI Director of Services, said they were “delighted” to have been supported with the single.
“Kaleb’s rap… crucially reminds farming people that RABI is here to help them 24/7 in times of need,” she said.
“He’s an extremely popular advocate of the farming community, and for him to use his global fanbase to raise both funds and awareness for RABI is an incredible gesture.”
Kaleb has been working in and around farms since he was a schoolboy and is an avid supporter of UK agriculture. Kaleb became a more recognisable face of farming since appearing on the popular Prime Video series, Clarkson’s Farm.
“As a community, farmers are only too aware of how pressurised the industry has become – the farming way of life can feel lonely at times,” says Kaleb.
“I wanted to make sure that if people are struggling they have somewhere to reach out to. The RABI offers incredible support to the farming community in a range of different ways and this felt like the perfect solution to get that message out – make the helpline number part of the lyrics!”
The song coincides with Kaleb’s UK-wide theatre tour, which starts 25th January at the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre. As part of the show, he’ll be performing the single live to entertain audiences across the country, along with an exclusive preview of the music video.
“I Can’t Stand Sheep!” is available to download and stream now.