The 19th annual Wing Bowl, a competitive eating contest that draws numerous competitors and thousands of spectators, is being held today in Philadelphia. In celebration of that gross display of gluttony, here are my five favorite country songs about gorging oneself. Pass the hot sauce.
This sounds like the worst date ever—unless you’re the gal who’s eating everything on the menu and leaving her fella to take a beating when he can’t cover the bill. Ricky Skaggs recorded a version in 2009 for Songs My Dad Loved.
“Daddy’s little fatty” eats anything that’s not nailed down, including bread and jelly 20 times a day. Let’s hope he grows up to marry the gal in “I Had But 50 Cents:” it’ll be a match made in heaven.
1. “How Many Biscuits Can You Eat?” – Uncle Dave Macon
49, huh? And a “ham of meat?” Uncle Dave, you’d fit right in with the contestants at Wing Bowl. Lots of folks have recorded this song because, well, everyone loves biscuits.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.