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God Bless the USA: A Cappella Band 'Home Free' Covers Lee Greenwood Patriotic Song

( [email protected] ) Jul 03, 2016 12:13 PM EDT
In a new music video filmed in front of Mount Rushmore and released for this Fourth of July weekend, the a cappella group called "Home Free" delivered a moving version of Lee Greenwood's patriot 1984 hit entitled "God Bless The USA." Home Free is trending on Facebook, and had nearly 780,000 YouTube views at the time this article was published.
A new music video featuring the band "Home Free" performing an a cappella version of Lee Greenwood’s 1984 hit "God Bless The USA" in front of Mount Rushmore was released on YouTube Thursday for the Fourth of July weekend. Home Free Facebook

In a new music video filmed in front of Mount Rushmore and released for this Fourth of July weekend, the a cappella group called "Home Free" delivered a moving version of Lee Greenwood's patriot 1984 hit entitled "God Bless The USA." Home Free is trending on Facebook, and had nearly 780,000 YouTube views at the time this article was published.

Home Free, an all-vocal, country male group originating from Minneapolis, Minn., dedicated the new music video to "all veterans everywhere." They were crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's "The Sing-Off" competition.  

With lyrics "'Cause the flag still stands for freedom, and they can't take that away. And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me. And I'll gladly stand up, next to you, and defend her still today. 'Cause there ain't no doubt, I love this land. God Bless The USA," Greenwood's song became an iconic Fourth of July anthem.

Using America's founding fathers as a backdrop, Home Free band members blended their genuine sound for an inspirational song filmed at one of America's national monuments in South Dakota. Called America's "Shrine of Democracy," Mount Rushmore National Memorial features the 60-foot faces of four great American presidents who represent the birth, growth, development and preservation of this country.

 

Lee Greenwood, 73, is a Grammy-award winner and one of country's leading music balladeers.

Greenwood's "God Bless The USA" became popular again during the Gulf War in 1991 and after the September 11, 2001 attacks -- becoming his highest-charting pop hit, reaching No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

Since winning The Sing-Off, Home Free has been touring cities throughout the United States, and will be heading to Austria this September. Current Home Free members include Austin Brown, tenor; Adam Chance, baritone; Tim Foust, bass; Rob Lundquist, tenor; and Adam Rupp, vocal percussion. Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp during their college years in the early 2000s, Chris Rupp is included in this "God Bless The USA" music video, although he left the band earlier this year. 

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