Home Free far exceeded their original fundraising goal for their upcoming Warmest Winter holiday special. After hoping to raise $75,000, the all-vocal group raised an astonishing $232,656, allowing them to add Jeffrey East, the Oak Ridge Boys and Alabama to the star-studded event.
“We’ve spent a lot of time together as a group, touring the world and cookin’ up some memories with you all,” Home Free shared on their Indiegogo fundraising page. “But today is a big one. We brought you all an idea less than a month ago to create a Holiday Special… and now here we are! You helped us raise over $200k to produce our very first special concert event. Home Free’s Warmest Winter Holiday Special, coming your way soon. Thank You.”
Home Free also spoke out about the Warmest Winter holiday special on social media, after the Oak Ridge Boys tweeted about the special event.
What a highlight of the Holiday Special!
— Home Free (@HomeFreeGuys) November 3, 2020
Warmest Winter is also the title of Home Free’s upcoming Christmas album, out this Friday, November 6. The 12-track record includes both classic holiday songs, like “Run, Run Rudolph” and “Tennessee Christmas,” as well as five originals.
“It was extremely hard to narrow down songs because we have already recorded so many, and there are still so many to choose from,” Home Free’s Rob Lundquist told Everything Nash. “We all brainstormed for weeks to see what covers we wanted to do, all the while Tim Foust and Austin Brown were doing writing sessions around Nashville, trying to come up with things for the record. I think every song that they presented we loved.”
Tim Foust wrote “Snow Globe,” “Christmas Ain’t For the Lonely” and “What We Need is Love.” Austin Brown co-wrote “Cold Hard Cash” and the album’s title track. Pre-order the record at HomeFreeMusic.com.