Home FreeI think by now most of us are familiar with the group, Home Free. We all watched them on the NBC television show, “the Sing-Off”.  Since that time, more than 10 million of us have watched “Ring of Fire” on YouTube, More than 840,000 went to that site to watch “Elvira”.  “Summer in the Country,” “Fishin’ in the Dark/Down in the Boondocks” and “House Party” have all called a lot of viewers to YouTube as well.

This great group are guest stars on Country  Music Hall of fame member, Kenny Rogers’, first new Christmas album in 17 years, “Once
Again It’s Christmas”. They will be taking their music to the UK on Jan. 30, to appear at the London A Cappella Festival. Their popular debut album, Crazy Life, hit No. 1 on the itunes Country chart, and No. 4 on iTunes all-genre chart. Back in July, they made their Grand Ole Opry debut, and I have a feeling we will be finding them on that stage again very soon.

Now that we’ve reminded you about Home Free, as if any of you could have forgotten this awesome group, we have a contest for you!  We also have a press release with a lot more information about Home Free. We’ll put that below the contest information.

CONTEST: We have two copies of Home Free’s third studio album, Country Evolution”,featuring The Oak Ridge Boys (“Elvira”), and Charlie Daniels “the Devil Went Down to Georgia”. TO ENTER:  Send us an e-mail, with “Home Free Contest” in the subject line.  We need your name and mailing address.  Send your e-mail to country@countryschatter.com. That’s it!  DEADLINE: Entries must be received by noon, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Two winners will be selected at random. Winners will be notified by e-mail. It’s just that easy!  Get your entries in today, and good luck!

{Press Release] Columbia Records’ country quintet Home Free released their new album COUNTRY EVOLUTION on Sept. 18,  and in celebration premiered their new music video “Seven Bridges Road” on Billboard. Following the 24-hour exclusive debut, the video is now available on the band’s YouTube channel.

Elevating Home Free “from auxiliary entertainment to headlining attraction” (Times Leader), COUNTRY EVOLUTION (Deluxe Edition) includes five originals and nine new renditions of hit songs. Produced by longtime collaborator Darren Rust, the high-energy album showcases the band’s extraordinary talents, tight harmonies and intelligent arrangements that are uniquely their own. Ranging from Country classics to unexpected twists on popular modern hits, including “Honey, I’m Good” and “House Party,” the project features collaborations with special guest artists Charlie Daniels, The Oak Ridge Boys and YouTube star Taylor Davis.

“Country Evolution, aptly named, is a great indicator of where we are,” said Home Free’s high tenor Austin Brown. “We really feel like we have started to define ourselves as a group and are headed in the right direction. It was a fun project to make, especially working with The Oak Ridge Boys on ‘Elvira.’ Those guys are like us, a bunch of kids having a good time and loving what they do! We hope everyone is having a good time when they listen to it.”

Sept. 18 marked another milestone in the band’s touring career with the announcement of their debut U.K. concert as part of the star-studded annual LONDON A CAPPELLA FESTIVAL at King’s Place Saturday, January 30, 2016. Back on this side of the pond, Home Free embarked on their North American 2015 DON’T IT FEEL GOOD Tour in September, and will follow with the just-announced HOME FREE FOR THE HOLIDAYS Tour. Kicking off December 1 in Duluth, MN, Home Free will bring fan favorites and holiday jingles from FULL OF CHEER to 15-plus cities nationwide. 

Since being crowned NBC’s “The Sing-Off” victors, Home Free has made their mark on the music scene selling more than 150,000 copies combined of their popular albums, CRAZY LIFE and FULL OF CHEER, embarking on two major national tours and amassing over 42 million YouTube views. The five-man band from Minnesota, comprised of Austin Brown (high tenor), Tim Foust (bass), Rob Lundquist (tenor), Adam Rupp (vocal percussion/beat boxer) and Chris Rupp (baritone), dropped their debut album CRAZY LIFE in 2014, which hit #1 on iTunes Country and #4 overall.  Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp during their college years, Home Free has been perfecting their live show for nearly a decade performing together for packed crowds at major fairs, colleges and theatres. Their experiences on the road helped carry them to the Sing-Off victory, build a loyal fan base and bring their homegrown country style into the national spotlight.

In addition to their web site, visit their Facebook page,and remember to “Like” it while you are there. Follow them on Instagram – they have a lot of pictures for you to look at over there.  You can follow them on Twitter @HomeFreeGuys. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you. You will find  us @countryschatter.  We’re on Periscope, so be sure to check that out for live broadcast’s from Country’s Chatter.

We’ll be back with more soon. Get those entries sent in, and be sure to tell your friends!

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I think by now most of us are familiar with the group, Home Free. We all watched them on the NBC television show, “the Sing-Off”.  Since that time, more than 10 million of us have watched “Ring of Fire” on YouTube, More than 840,000 went to that site to...