Singers of the world's first all-vocal country group, Home Free, produced a new album of holiday music and their rendition of the religious, classic hymn "How Great Thou Art" has gone viral on social media, even grabbing the coveted No. 1 trending spot on Facebook. The a cappella group first gained attention when they competed in and won the fourth season of The Sing-Off on NBC in 2013.
Columbia Records offers the new album Full Of (Even More) Cheer, and expanded edition of Home Free's Christmas album Full Of Cheer. The new edition, produced by Darren Rust, will be available exclusively at Walmart beginning Nov. 11.
Home Free is an American group of five vocalists: Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Adam Rupp, Tim Foust, and Adam Chance. They toured across the United States, and now are performing at international locations.
Tracks added to the album's expanded edition include a rendition of Zac Brown Band's "Colder Weather," and the well-known "How Great Thou Art."
"I was so honored when the band asked me to join them last spring. I didn't see it coming. And just a few months later, I found myself in the studio cutting Christmas vocals. Who doesn't love celebrating Christmas in July? I can't wait for everyone to hear this album and hope they love it as much as I do," said Home Free's Adam Chance.
"And, I'm really looking forward to my first full-blown tour with the guys and all that is on the horizon for Home Free. I'm constantly blown away by their fans' support and dedication."
Song tracks on the "Full Of (Even More) Cheer" are:
1. O Holy Night
2. White Christmas
3. Colder Weather
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas
5. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
6. Angels We Have Heard On High
7. How Great Thou Art
8. Do You Hear What I Hear?
9. Full Of Cheer
10. Silent Night (featuring Taylor Davis)
Home Free originally was formed in 2000 by Chris Rupp in Mankato, Minn., when some of its members were still in their teens. The five founding members were brothers Chris and Adam Rupp, Matt Atwood, Darren Scruggs and Dan Lemke. They took their group name from a boat owned by Atwood's grandfather who helped support the group financially in the early years. The group began as a hobby for the singers, but they gradually gained in experience and popularity. By 2007 they had enough of a following to pursue music full-time.