A-capella singing country group Home Free are going full red-white-and-blue this summer, announcing an album of patriotic favorites titled Land of the Free.
Arriving June 25 and featuring some impressive collaborations, the set will feature 10 all-American favorites done in vocal-only style — and it all starts with a gender-flipped version of The Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier.”
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Comprised of harmony masters Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Adam Rupp, Tim Foust, and Adam Chance, Home Free are tackling some of the nation’s best-loved patriotic anthems on Land of the Free. Included on the set are longtime favorites like Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” and Brooks & Dunn’s “Only in America,” plus new songs like Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard’s “Undivided.” But they won’t be alone as they wave the flag.
The band are also working alongside iconic stars on their signature hits, with Lee Greenwood (and the United States Air Force Band) joining for “God Bless the U.S.A,” and folk star Don McLean guest stars on “American Pie.” The guys say they hope the project is a reminder of what all Americans have in common — a soundtrack of iconic hits.
“Based merely on the human condition, our differences are far outweighed by our common ground,” explains Foust, the band’s bass singer. “We hope this album serves as a reminder of the unity to be found in our shared humanity.”
Their rendition of The Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier” is a good primer for the project — taking a crowd favorite and deconstructing it like never before. Not only is the track done with a vocals-only sound, but it also changes the plot around, making the soldier female and the one waiting at home male. An official video puts an image to the vibrant version, getting fans ready for the remaining tracks.
Home Free released their updated version of “God Bless the U.S.A” ahead of July 4, 2020, and they’ll return to the road for the Dive Bar Saints World Tour this fall.
Home Free’s LAND OF THE FREE Track Listing:
1. “Undivided” (Tyler Hubbard, Chris Loocke)
2. “Only in America” (Kix Brooks, Don Cook, Randall Jay Rogers)
3. “God Bless the U.S.A.” feat. Lee Greenwood + The United States Air Force Band (Lee Greenwood)
4. “Brothers in Arms” (Mark Knopfler)
5. “America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee)”
6. “Travelin’ Soldier” (Bruce Robison)
7. “The Land of the Free” (Chris Chatham, Tim Foust)
8. “American Pie” feat. Don McLean (Don McLean)
9. “People” feat. Jeffrey East (Jeffrey East, James Ryan Plappert, Michael White)
10. “Born in the U.S.A.” (Bruce Springsteen)