Home Free Does Travis Tritt’s Classic Justice
Acapella group Home Free has taken on another classic and made it their own. This time, they chose the 2000 Travis Tritt hit, “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive.” At the time, the song hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and #33 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Home Free never seems to shy away from a challenge or any music genre.
Home Free’s first big break was in 2013 on NBC’s The Sing-Off, where they won first place, $100,000 cash prize, and a recording contract with Sony. The five-man group now consists of vocalists Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Adam Rupp, Tim Foust, and Adam Chance.
Since then, the group has released ten different albums and have taken several U.S. tours. The group is finishing the final leg of their Timeless world tour, which covered 140 tour dates in a total in 14 countries. They are finishing up with stops in Canada, the United States, and Australia.
Home Free is best known for their a capella renditions of popular contemporary hits as well as some of their own original country music. They are nearing 300 million YouTube views, and their current album Timeless hit #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
This well-produced video was recorded in Illinois during the fall, complete with brightly-colored fallen leaves and a walk down a country trail. You’ll want to curl up with a blanket and cup of hot cocoa for this song. The group’s high tenor, Austin Brown, takes the lead on this performance as he takes a hike through the forest on a sunny day, sits by the campfire with his guitar, and relaxes in a rustic log cabin.
You’ll be singing along in no time at all to Home Free’s rendition of this song. It’s joyful and carefree; just what we need right now. It is simply amazing how they can make an acapella song sound so full with their own percussions and background, and their harmonies are just spot on.