Columbia Records’ country quintet Home Free releases their brand new album COUNTRY EVOLUTION on 9/18 and in celebration will premiere their new music video “Seven Bridges Road” on Billboard. Following the 24-hour exclusive debut, the video will be available on the band’s YouTube channel.
Elevating Home Free “from auxiliary entertainment to headlining attraction” (Times Leader (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.”
Adding to the excitement, Home Free held a special Reddit AMA) online for fans on 9/18. Next week they take on the Big Apple with a media blitz, including their debut NYC headline concert at The Town Hall and special performance atop the Empire State Building on Friday (9/25).
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 Monday (9/14) on their North American 2015 DON’T IT FEEL GOOD Tour 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.
For tour dates and more information on Home Free, visit http://homefreemusic.com/
COUNTRY EVOLUTION is available here: http://apple.co/1YkRjOZ