Home Free’s ‘What We Ain’t Got’ Enters The Boot’s Video Shootout Hall of Fame
Home Free began their run in mid-April, defeating Reba McEntire‘s "Going Out Like That" and Sam Hunt‘s “Take Your Time” clips with a whopping 91 percent of the votes. But that was only the beginning of Home Free's domination of their competition; the following week, they received 98.5 percent of the votes against Kelsea Ballerini‘s “Love Me Like You Mean It” and Eric Paslay‘s “She Don’t Love You (She’s Just Lonely)” music videos.
In their third week, Home Free beat out country powerhouses Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line, receiving 97.74 percent of the votes, and to earn their fourth and final victory -- and entrance into the Hall of Fame -- the guys defeated Sunny Sweeney and Will Hoge and Keith Urban and Eric Church by getting 95.21 percent of the votes.
Even if you're not familiar with Home Free, you're likely familiar with this song: It was originally recorded by Jake Owen and released as a single in late 2014. The song was written by Travis Meadows and Travis Jerome Goff; Home Free member Tim Foust composed the group’s a cappella arrangement.
“I was immediately taken by this song and Travis [Meadows'] raw honesty. This is an anthem for people living real life, which is what country music is — telling stories about real life,” Owen says. “It’s a deep song that deals on a lot of levels with everyone looking at their own life. We all work so hard day to day, and we want more and more and more. This is a world of wanting more. It’s a song about looking at where you are and appreciating what you have, ’cause once it’s gone, we all want what we don’t have.”
The Boot premiered Home Free's cover of the song in mid-March.
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