They’ve had nearly 140 million views on YouTube, sung with country music greats Kenny Rogers, the Oak Ridge Boys and Charlie Daniels, and appeared at the Grand Ole Opry, but there’s still one thing members of the band, Home Free, would like to do.
“It would be nice to hear ourselves on country radio at some point,” said Tim Foust, the bass in the five-man group.
Home Free will perform at the Imperial Theatre on April 13.
Although the band has been around for about 17 years, the a cappella quintet were the winners of NBC’s Sing-Off in season 4. Their YouTube videos have further sparked interest in them.
Unlike groups with singers and a band playing musical instruments, Home Free features four singers and one vocal percussionist/beatboxer. The members’ instruments are their voices.
Home Free has hit the top of Billboard charts in the Christian music category, and Full of (Even More) Cheer, the group’s fourth studio album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard country charts. The band’s 2014 debut album, Crazy Life, hit No. 1 on the iTunes country chart and No. 4 overall.
Foust said members of the group are amazed at where this journey has taken them.
“For most of us, this has already surpassed our wildest dreams. We were just lucky to be doing what we love,” he said.
The numbers of people watching their YouTube videos prove people like what they hear, but Foust said fans don’t really know Home Free until they come to a concert and see the group live.
“Fans tells us you have to experience it. You can feel the notes,” said Foust, who boasts a five octave range with his lowest notes resonating at frequencies that bring some of that feeling audience members report.
Besides being able to feel the music, Foust said concert goers will get to know them because of the way they present their concerts.
“It’s a very interactive experience with lots of laughing,” he said.
Tickets are available at the Imperial Theatre box office or imperialtheatre.com and range from $20 to $33. VIP tickets, which included a meet and greet, are sold out.