One of the coolest things about the CMchattys Awards is that I get to discover bands like Home Free through you guys. In turn I am able to share those folks with more people right here on Country Music’s #CMchat Website.
Every week we do a feature called ‘One-to-Watch’ highlighting up and coming talent in the country music industry. ‘Home Free’ definitely is a vocal group you should keep yours eyes, and ears on!
Home Free is “the world’s first country a cappella vocal band” and winner of season 4 of “The Sing Off” on NBC. I never watched that show and can’t believe I was missing out on these guys. Listening to Home Free is like a spiritual experience. I’ve never heard anything like them before and hope that there is a place that can be carved out for them in the Country Music world.
To me, Home Free have the perfect “movie soundtrack” sound. I am wondering what they plan to present to radio for airplay, if that is their goal. Haven’t had a chance to listen to the whole album Crazy Life, that came out earlier February 2014. I’ve listened to some stuff on their Youtube channel and so far I am impressed by them. I endeavor to listen to the whole album and I am live streaming it while I write this post, and will embed the spotify link for you to check them out too. Not gonna lie though, my favorite ANYTHING so far is “The Butts Remix,” <—freaking funny. You can watch it below.
“Crazy Life,” is an uptempo, upbeat, up with life and all things sunshine, and rainbows kind of song, with unicorns and puppies and kittens, just kidding, but not really, you will not be able to stop smiling while you listen to the song “Crazy Life.” It reminded me a bit of Wilson Phillips “Hold On” where it talks to your heart, and gives a “pick me up” about how you take the hits life gives you, but you’re gonna be ok, along with having empathy for other people who might be having a bad day. PLUS the video is done in Lego characters made up of Home Free’s band members — Austin Brown, Tim Foust, Rob Lundquist, Adam Rupp and Chris Rupp. It’s the cherry on top of a great song made of all things yummy about a sundae.
From their bio because I feel like they say it better than I could:
5 guys, 5 microphones. No instruments. Hailing from Minnesota, Home Free is the worlds first professional country a cappella group. They have performed thousands of shows over the years and across the country since their initial founding in 2000. In 2013, Home Free won Season 4 of NBC’s The Sing Off, catapulting them into national stardom. Their first country album was released digitally on Jan 13th and in retail stores Feb 18th 2014 on Columbia Records. Their second release, a holiday album called Full of Cheer, was released on Nov. 27 of 2014..
Home Free makes their Opry debut on July 17.
Home Free – Crazy Life single – Lego Video
Home Free -The Butts Remix -Youtube Video
Photo Credit Home Free Facebook Profile
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