This is heartbreaking. Home Free has announced they are canceling their live concert scheduled for December 21 at the Ryman Auditorium, due to COVID-19 safety concerns.
“Out of an abundance of concern for health and safety even in a limited capacity setting we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel our show at the [Ryman] in Nashville on December 21, 2020,” the group announced on social media. “All tickets for this performance will be refunded at point of purchase.”
Out of an abundance of concern for health and safety even in a limited capacity setting we've made the difficult decision to cancel our show at the @theryman in Nashville on December 21, 2020.
All tickets for this performance will be refunded at point of purchase. pic.twitter.com/M1GCtxIMWU
— Home Free | 'Warmest Winter' Is Out Now! (@HomeFreeGuys) December 11, 2020
Home Free member Rob Lundquist also spoke about the difficult decision, and how painful it was for the group.
“This was not an easy decision to make,” Rob tweeted. “We’re sorry for all the people who were looking forward to this show, it’s always a magical experience at [the Ryman]. “Thankful to say we have a rain check on 12/7, 2021. Thanks to all on our team for rolling with the punches 2020 has brought.”
“It’s a very personal song because it is about his family and his grandma whose been gone for four or five years now,” Rob said of the song. “They do talk about the loss of that. The first time I heard it, I was like, ‘This is a home run, man. You got really personal with this. It’s very heartfelt.’”
Home Free had planned on performing with the Oak Ridge Boys for their Christmas in Tennessee residency at Gaylord Opryland on December 20, one night before their scheduled performance at the Ryman. An update on that show has yet to be announced.
Ticket information for Home Free’s 2021 show at the Ryman will be announced in the near future. Purchase Warmest Winter at HomeFreeMusic.com.