Expressing my admiration of Home Free and their fans, the Home Fries, in my words. I do not personally know any members of Home Free Vocal Band, nor am I affiliated with Home Free in any way. I am a huge fan and my write ups here are my opinion and nothing more.
5 gigs in New York in one day! Home Free is just cool like that!
Another incredible day for Home Free and their fans! Today
Home Free meets New York and we all win! They had interviews, live performances
and even a new collaboration released today.
First thing this morning, Kenny Rogers appeared on the Today Show and talked about his new Christmas album, Once Again It's Christmas, and his retirement. And may I
just say, Kenny Rogers is truly a class act. I couldn’t help but smile as
I watched part of the interview. He did mention working with Home Free on one
of the songs on his Christmas album. He mentioned that his son’s choir
teacher told him about Home Free and when Kenny googled them, he liked what he
heard. As it happens, that Christmas album was released today.
The Home Fries wasted no time checking out the song with
Home Free and the whole album. Christmas in September, nice. The song they do
together is Children Go Where I Send Thee. I have to admit, I didn’t remember
this song, but once I looked it up, I remembered hearing this when I was child.
Then today, I bought the album and listened to this song first. Oh. My. Heavens.
I was stunned. Kenny Rogers is positively amazing. Voice still strong and
uniquely Kenny. Tears filled my eyes and chills when down my spine, when I
heard him singing it out. Then you throw in the “they can sing anything and
make it awesome” men of Home Free and you have this upbeat, heart-warming
Christmas song that will certainly become a new tradition in my family! You
really need to hear this song. It’s stunning. And there’s a video coming too, with Kenny
Rogers. Home Free is winning hearts from so many generations and genres of
musicians. Excuse me, feeling the proud mama tears welling up. (Yes, I know they
aren’t my kids and no, I’m not old enough to be their mother. OK maybe Austin.
It’s just the way the Home Fries feel about these guys)
While in New York, Home Free did an interview with Fox 5 NY.
I really wish they could do an interview like this at Fox 4 here in Dallas,
Texas (hint hint). This was a fun interview. The guys claim not to be that good
at instruments, however, we all know that ain’t true (sorry the Texan in my
snuck out). They sang Elvira. I can’t help but follow the bass and this bass is
jamming. But, I also can’t get enough of Adam’s beatboxing in this one and the
news casters were pretty impressed too. He even got to play them out to
commercial. Below is a link to the video from that interview.
Later, in the morning, the guys went to Facebook in New York
and used Facebook Mention to do a live broadcast. They sang Honey I’m Good, and
quite well, as usual. It was fun seeing them in a new situation and picking on
poor Austin. Youngest brother syndrome, there. They announced that they would be
performing, and hopefully broadcasting, live from the Empire State building
later that afternoon. Home Fries around the world set their alarms and sat and
waited by their phones and computers! You can see the video from Facebook on
their Facebook page.
In the meantime, they made another stop in New York at
Billboard. And to the great pleasure of the anxious and excited Home Fries,
Billboard Periscoped (yes, that’s a verb!) Home Free singing Honey I’m Good and
Don’t It Feel Good (love this song). We didn’t get see any of their visit, but
the Periscope was enough to keep us happy, for a little while. We don’t want
much, do we? Home Free twenty four seven three sixty five, haha! Poor guys!
To our dismay, 2:00pm came and went and no broadcast from
the Empire State building. Big Fry frowny face, all over the world. You
could probably hear the collective fingers tapping and the sad awwww at some
point, no matter where you live. We know they had a great time and hope that
someone will post a video. I promise to update this post if they do post it
somewhere. Their day isn’t over yet. They will be performing at Town Hall
tonight and there will be Home Fries present for that shindig. Lucky fries! I’m
patiently waiting for mid-October!
Well this post is really long and I’m tired from their day
in New York. Remember to check out Kenny Rogers’ new Christmas CD and the new
Home Free Country Evolution CD. And check out Home Free on YouTube, Kenny
Have you heard the new collaboration between Kenny Rogers
and Home Free?