Friday, March 18, 2016

Take a chance on me! Home Free, Chris and Chance


As I sit here taking in the news Home Free just dropped on the fries and seeing all the comments, I can’t help but think one thing, change is inevitable and it goes down much easier, if you make the best of it. Here we have four sides to look at, and I see great potential in all four sides.

First, and foremost, Chris Rupp. He is young, talented, eager and a workaholic. These are the perfect characteristics for a solo artist that is ready to make that big leap. After hearing Chris’ CD, Shine, I have high hopes that he will do amazing on his own. Will we miss him? Well, hell yes! That smooth voice that make the ladies swoon, that wonderful cowboy hat and, of course, his great interaction with his fans. It’s so easy to adore Chris. He started Home Free and we will always be eternally grateful for that fateful decision. And now he makes another fateful decision that will lead to more great projects. More fantastic music from him and a new sound in Home Free. Chris, your talent has no end and you deserve to be able to spread that talent in a way that makes you the happiest. I wish you the best of everything in all that you do. And remember, the fries love you and we are behind you 100% too.

Next, there’s Home Free. This vocal band has given so many people so much joy and pure entertainment. I don’t see THAT changing at all. Yes, change is hard, but it’s not the first time Home Free has changed. Where I don’t know much about Matt Atwood, I do have a copy of Live from the Road by Home Free. I miss hearing Austin wail in his beautiful voice during Life is a Highway, but Matt has a great voice and his personality fits Home Free just as well as our guys do. I love that CD and Matt’s contributions. But I also love Crazy Life and Country Evolution. There was change, and it all turned out good, damn good. The members of Home Free are willing to take this “Chance,” and I’m happy to go along for the ride. So many possibilities for Chris, Home Free and Adam Chance.

Adam Chance. Most of us have heard of him, maybe seen Street Corner Symphony in concert or caught him in a Home Free video, but we all might not know that much about him. Take some time to listen to him sing. Get to know him as a performer and then imagine his rich voice blending in with the four remaining, and heavy on the talent, Home Free guys. If change is coming, let’s support and applaud it with open arms. So welcome aboard, Adam2 or maybe I should just say Chance.

And lastly, the Home Fries. I know many of you are very shaken by this announcement and admittedly so, the announcement is a bit rattling after following them the last eighteen months. But bands make changes all the time and we as fans have to decide whether we will continue to support them or walk away. I know the Fries will support Home Free and welcome Adam Chance as well as support Chris in his new endeavor. Fries are so full of positive vibes, love and encouragement. Once the shock wears off and we hear Home Free 2.0 (post Sing Off members), the Fries will embrace the change. So keep an open mind, be ready to be pleasantly surprised and hold on tight! It will be worth it, in the end.

Home Free has already won my heart. Chris Rupp, as a solo artist won me over big with Movin’ On and Country Reigns. Now let’s see what our guys can do with this “Chance” to win our hearts, all over again. Until Chris officially leaves, though, I’m going to play the hell out of Crazy Life and Country Evolution. Then I’m going to brace myself for Home Free, the next generation. Plenty of good things to look forward to, if you ask me!

#BringIt

16 comments:

  1. Great blog, Michelle. You said it all perfectly. I'm excited for what's to come, for all parts.

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  2. Great blog, Michelle. You said it all perfectly. I'm excited for what's to come, for all parts.

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  3. As always Michelle awesome! As much as we hope things will never change they do and they will.

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  4. Very nice! I am excited for Chris, Chance, Home Free, and for all of us! Change is good .... just embrace it!

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  5. very well written words Michelle!....thank you for your support to all!....mommy Rupp



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  6. Right on point. In this Crazy Life we have to remember Everything Will Be Ok. Maybe they could do the Abba song Take a Chance on Me.

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  7. Thank you for saying my thoughts. Great blog Michelle

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  8. Thank you for saying my thoughts. Great blog Michelle

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  9. Great blog Michelle. You always calm us down. I am still shook up by the announcement but it will fade. I wish the best for our Chris in all his endeavors. He is a multitalented young man. I know nothing about Adam Chance but can't wait to hear him. I am a forever Home Fry. Ty!

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  10. nice blog very well put from a faithful Fry

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  11. Well said, Michelle! I think the best thing we can do is trust that the guys know what's best for them and the group....and watch them grow and become all they are destined to be! <3

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  12. I certainly agree with you Michelle. I'm behind these boys no matter what they do. They have given me so much joy, I'll never be able to thank them enough.

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