The 2024 Country Music Cruise is only a few weeks away, but now we know who at least some of the performers will be in 2025. Home Free and Neal McCoy, who are also performing on the 2024 Country Music Cruise, will return for 2025, joined by an impressive list of artists, including John Michael Montgomery, Deana Carter, The Bellamy Brothers, Diamond Rio, The Isaacs, Jamie O’Neal and more.
Home Free will mark their inaugural performance on next year’s Country Music Cruise, but they couldn’t be more excited to spend a week at sea with their fans, surrounded by great country music.
“Home Free started doing cruises. At least that’s how I met Home Free,” Austin Brown previously told Everything Nash. “So we love cruises. I probably did somewhere close to, I would imagine, 15 cruises with the guys. And I know that they did much more than that.”
The five-man group loves the chance to not only interact with their fans, but to see all of the other artists perform as well.
“It is going to be a very unique experience that is unlike any other thing that you would ever experience, if you came to see us at a show on land or at a concert,” Adam Rupp said. “Because it’s gonna be multiple events that are going to be occurring while on the ship, where you get to experience stuff with us in different ways instead of just the show. The show’s gonna be great, of course, but there’s an intimacy that is unlike anything else that you would experience on land or at a concert venue, because obviously, we’re all together on the ship.
“Now, we still want our privacy. Don’t get me wrong on that,” he added with a laugh. “But you’ll see us just walking around. We’ll be passing by each other from time to time, and we’ll be out and about. So you’ll be able to interact in a different way.”
The news of the back-to-back Country Music Cruises for Home Free comes as the group, who will spend part of 2024 on their Crazy(er) Life Tour, announced they would be touring less in the future.
“The last almost ten years, we’ve been beating ourselves up trying to get to as many places as possible on tour,” Home Free announced. “It’s taken a real toll on our physical and mental healths as well as those of our families. So that means that this year and going forward, we’re going to be touring a little bit less. It’s not a decision we take lightly, but it’s an important one to make sure we maintain our longevity as both humans and artists.
“What that means for you is that if you are ANYWHERE even relatively close to one of our tour stops, you should be doing everything you can to make it to that stop if you want to experience our music live,” they added. “It’s unlikely we’ll be coming back to near each stop anytime soon.”
Other artists performing for both the 2024 and 2025 Country Music Cruise include Moe Bandy, T.G. Sheppard, Wade Hayes and Jimmy Fortune. More artists will be announced in the near future. The 2024 Country Music Cruise is sold out. Booking for the 2025 Country Music Cruise will be available shortly after the end of the 2024 Country Music Cruise.
The 2025 Country Music Cruise will depart from Fort Lauderdale on January 19, and head to Key West, Cozumel and Costa Maya, returning on January 26. Find more information at CountryMusicCruise.com.