‘The Sing-Off’ winners Home Free are back with ‘Country Evolution’

Home Free‘Country Evolution’
Home Free (Columbia)
4 stars out of 5

Country-tinged a cappella group Home Free have been doing their thing since 2000, but didn’t emerge in the national spotlight until 2013 when they (deservedly) won Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off.” That earned the quintet a deal with Columbia and last year Home Free delivered full-length gem “Crazy Life” and holiday LP “Full of Cheer.”

Home Free CDAustin Brown, Tim Foust, Rob Lundquist, Adam Rupp and Chris Rupp are back again with another harmony-fueled platter in “Country Evolution.” The 11-track recording features four original tunes and seven covers of artists such as Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels and Garth Brooks.

“This is a pivotal year for Home Free,” Foust explains. “We’re coming into ‘Country Evolution’ fresh on the heels of our Grand Ole Opry debut. We’ve gotten to collaborate with music icons such as The Oak Ridge Boys and Charlie Daniels. We’re excited to say the least.

Their spin on classic country tunes should thrill those who followed Home Free on “The Sing-Off,” and the lads deliver stellar renditions of “9 to 5,” “Elvira,” “Friends in Low Places” and “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Among the originals “Summer in the Country,” “Good Ol’ Country Harmony” and “California Country” are the ones you’ll remember. Enjoy, y’all. (Jeffrey Sisk)

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3 thoughts on “‘The Sing-Off’ winners Home Free are back with ‘Country Evolution’

  1. Thx for your good review..Many don’t know that these master arrangers are actually awesome musicians, some multi-, but choose (the more challenging) a cappella, to sound like a full band, like no other & even
    more incredible, LIVE, which isn’t always the case, w/many bands!
    .
    YOU TUBE: HOME FREE….[[ Headphones -volume up!!]]
    .
    “GOOD OL’ COUNTRY HARMONY” -original..live debut!
    “9 TO 5 ON 9/6/15” -w/awesome breakdown only done live, WATCH!
    “ADAM RUPP SOLO 8/17/15”-insane!!!(plays trumpet,bass,keys,drums)

  2. ******* HOME FREE…THEY ALL HAVE A DRY SENSE OF HUMOR!! *******
    .
    YOU TUBE:
    “HOME FREE WATCH ME WHIP/NAE NAE – STORY TIME WITH TIM”
    (lead songwriter/5+octave super-bass Tim Foust’s lament on some of
    today’s song lyrics)!!…….HILARIOUS!!!!!!

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