Home Free‘s Austin Brown and Tim Foust recently stepped out on their own for a collaboration of “My Maria.” The song, written by B. W. Stevenson and Daniel Moore and released by Stevenson as a single, was a No. 1 hit for Brooks & Dunn in 1996.
Although the two singers have made a name for themselves singing all-vocal music, they sound just as good covering this country classic.
Brown and Foust sound great together, but they dream of sharing their talents with other artists, including some of country music’s biggest stars.
“We’re real country music fans,” Brown tells Everything Nash. “So we look up to everybody in this industry … We know that Dolly Parton has at least heard a pitch from us. She was interested last year, and she was like, ‘Maybe next year,’ ’cause she had a thing last year. So who knows. There’s no validity to that. That’s just a hope. Ideally, we’d love to work with Dolly. And one of my favorite artists in country music of all time is Travis Tritt. I’d really love a chance to get to work with him.”
“I’d like to get together with Little Big Town, and just do like a nine-part choir,” Foust adds.
Home Free, which also includes Adam Rupp, Adam Chance and Rob Lundquist, began as a group of vocalists who just wanted to perform locally, never imagining the massive success they would enjoy, including selling out venues all over the globe.
“I hoped that we would get to a level where we could tour all over the world, but I never dreamed that we would be members of the Country Music Association,” Foust tells Everything Nash. “I never dreamed that we’d be regulars on the Grand Ole Opry, that we would be collaborating with absolute country music icons. All of that is just mind blowing. I’m just buckled up and holding on for the ride.”
Home Free is currently on their Dive Bar Saints tour. Find dates at HomeFreeMusic.com.