It’s been over a year since Home Free has been able to sing together, on stage, for a live performance, but soon that will change. The five-man group will return to performing on Saturday, May 1, as part of the Grand Ole Opry’s lineup.
“Aaaaand we’re back!!,” Home Free announced on social media. “Join us for our first performance back since the pandemic shutdown. We’ll be performing at the Grand Ole [Opry] on Saturday, May 1st for a real (gasp), live (big gasp), in-person (bigger gasp) show!!”
Aaaaand we’re back!! Join us for our first performance back since the pandemic shutdown. We’ll be performing at the Grand Ole @opry on Saturday, May 1st for a real (gasp), live (big gasp), in-person (bigger gasp) show!!https://t.co/vvE2F6uLEN pic.twitter.com/s8SHH6dgaB
— Home Free (@HomeFreeGuys) April 19, 2021
Home Free made their Grand Ole Opry debut on July 17, 2015. The all-vocal group performed their own versions of both Tom Cochrane’s “Life Is a Highway” and Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” earning a standing ovation in the process — and an immediate invitation to return to the sacred stage by former Grand Ole Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher.
“We were overwhelmed by the crowd’s response during our debut at the Grand Ole Opry,” Home Free member Tim Foust said at the time (via The Boot). “We were just honored to be among country royalty … We never imagined we would receive multiple standing ovations and get invited back on the spot!”
Home Free just released their latest collaboration, “People,” with Jeffrey East.
“’People’ speaks to humanity’s similarities overall, which are far more in number than our differences,” Home Free’s Austin Brown said of the song. “When we strip away all of those the things that divide us, the truth is we all bleed the same blood, and we all deserve love, compassion, and kindness.”
“This just felt like the perfect song for the moment, given the year we’ve had as a nation and the world in general,” added East. “Singing this song alongside Home Free will forever be one of the biggest blessings and highlights of my career. I’ve never been more excited to release a song, and I can’t thank these guys enough for believing in this message and joining me on the track.”
Home Free will be joined for the Opry show by Rhonda Vincent, Priscilla Block, Ronnie Milsap, Chonda Pierce and Doyle Dykes. A limited number of tickets are available at Opry.com.