Home Free, ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Home Free are premiering the music video for their rendition of the Christmas classic "Do You Hear What I Hear?" exclusively to readers of The Boot.
The festive clip, which shows the five band members singing in their trademark harmony while standing outside surrounded by snow and massive walls of ice, was a labor of love for the group.
"We were buried in the bitter cold in Minnesota," band member Austin Brown recalls, "but I think it was worth it."
This video isn't the country a cappella group's only gift to fans this holiday season: They also appear on Kenny Rogers' new Christmas record, Once Again, It’s Christmas, singing the traditional gospel song “Children, Go Where I Send Thee."
“They were so nice to work with musically and exceptionally well-driven. It really speaks volumes for their talent and professionalism,” Rogers boasts of Home Free. “I’m so happy we were able to collaborate on this song.”
Since winning the NBC a cappella singing competition The Sing-Off in 2013, Home Free have been performing all over the world. But with the release of their album Crazy Life in 2014, followed by Country Evolution earlier this year -- not to mention last year's holiday project, Full of Cheer -- the group has quickly earned a large -- and rapidly growing -- legion of fans.
“It’s a blessing and a humbling experience to realize how much these people have come to care about us,” Brown tells The Boot. “… We have a very minor celebrity, but a very dedicated fan base, [and] in a time when most celebrity is very transient and short term, we have a fan base that we know is going to be there as long as we’re here, and it’s a very comfortable thing to think about spring-boarding off of.
“We don’t feel like we have to rush. We can take our time to get this right, as long as we keep moving forward, because they love us so much,” he adds, “and hopefully, we can help that grow to a larger fan base that loves us just as much as our current fan base.”
In addition to Rogers, Home Free have also collaborated with the Oak Ridge Boys and Charlie Daniels, on special renditions of their iconic songs "Elvira" and "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," respectively.
Home Free will spend much of the remainder of 2015 on the road, performing Christmas songs and their hits, before they head overseas in the new year for a series of shows in Ireland and the United Kingdom. A complete list of all of Home Free's upcoming concerts is available on their website.
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