Home Free have announced the release of a very special holiday album in 2020. The beloved country vocal group are set to release Warmest Winter in November.
Warmest Winter consists of 12 tracks, blending holiday classics and staples with new songs and collaborations.
Among the high points of the tracklisting is a collaboration with Country Music Hall of Famers Alabama on their hit “Christmas in Dixie.”
“Alabama is my all-time favorite country group,” Home Free tenor singer Austin Brown says in a press release. “I learned to sing harmony by listening to ‘Mountain Music’ and ‘I’m In a Hurry.’ So, needless to say, this is definitely a major highlight, if not the pinnacle of my career so far.”
Home Free shot to national success by winning The Sing-Off in 2013. The all-vocal group has previously released holiday collections including Full of Cheer and Full of (Even More) Cheer.
Warmest Winter contains more original holiday music than those past projects, including songs from Brown and Tim Foust. Brown co-wrote the title track, as well as a humorous song titled “Cold Hard Cash” that says what many of us are thinking when asked about what we truly want for Christmas. Foust’s name appears as a writer on “Christmas Ain’t for the Lonely” as well as the album’s closing track, “What We Need Is Love,” which “aims to bring people together through its message of acceptance,” the press release states.
Warmest Winter is set for release on Nov. 6. It is currently available for pre-order and pre-save across a variety of digital music providers.
See the album cover art and tracklisting below.
Home Free’s Warmest Winter Track Listing:
1. “Christmas Don’t Be Late” (Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.)
2. “Christmas in L.A.” (Jack Stratton)
3. “Warmest Winter” (Austin Brown, Emma Brooke, Steven Martinez)
4. “Tennessee Christmas” feat. Rachel Wammack (Amy Grant, Gary Chapman)
5. “What Christmas Means to Me” (Allen Story, Anna Gordy Gaye, George Gordy)
6. “Winter Song” (Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson)
7. “Christmas in Dixie” feat. Alabama (Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Mark Herndon)
8. “Snow Globe” (Tim Foust, Keelan Donovan)
9. “Run, Run Rudolph” feat. Striking Matches (Johnny Marks, Marvin Brodie)
10. “Christmas Ain’t For the Lonely” (Tim Foust, Chris Chatham, Darren Rust)
11. “Cold Hard Cash” (Austin Brown, Andrew Tufano, Annika Bennett)
12. “What We Need is Love” (Tim Foust, Ernie Halter)