HOME FREE BRINGS ED SHEERAN’S “CASTLE ON THE HILL” TO LIFE WITH SUMMERTIME NOSTALGIA
As Rolling Stone Country puts it, “any Home Free fan will attest, the fun of following the vocal group is wondering what popular song the quintet is going to cover next,” and the all-vocal sensation does not disappoint with their latest cover video — a sentimental rendition of Ed Sheeran’s hit “Castle on the Hill.”
The video exclusively premiered this morning on Sounds Like Nashville. View it here.
Shot in Cottage Grove, Oregon, by longtime collaborator Jimmy Bates, the picturesque clip perfectly captures the tune’s nostalgic spirit. Set against rustic, natural backdrops and small-town scenery, the quintet narrates a rambunctious young couple’s carefree summer romance, full of love and laughter.
“The imagery in ‘Castle on the Hill’ is so vivid and nostalgic. I think everyone, old and young, gets caught up reminiscing when they listen to this song,” says Austin Brown (high tenor).
Adam Chance (baritone) adds, “I fell in love with this song because it paints such a beautiful picture for the listener. It pulls at the heartstrings and makes you nostalgic all at once. And the best part is, it’s a blast to sing.”
The viral phenomenon has had their own summer of fun as they embarked on a European tour with stops in Denmark, the Netherlands and Spain, in addition to a plethora of North American dates. Met with international acclaim, Home Free shows no signs of slowing down as they continue to bring their signature harmonies across the U.S., amassing more than 166 MILLION YouTube views (and counting) along the way.
29 | Emmetsburg, IA – Wild Rose Casino
5 | Sweet Home, OR – Oregon Jamboree
16 | Lewisburg, WV – State Fair of West Virginia
19 | Grunthal, Canada – Hanover Ag Fair
23 | Fairbanks, AK – Hering Auditorium
24 | Palmer, AK – Alaska State Fair
31 | Philippi, WV – Barbour County Fair
1 | Mt. Pleasant, IA – Midwest Old Thresher’s Reunion
29 | Boise, ID – Morrison Center
30 | Pocatello, ID – ISJ Fall Festival
1 | Spokane, WA – Fox Theatre
4 | Billings, MT – Alberta Bair Theatre (ALERT: NOT MANY TICKETS REMAIN)
5 | Laramie, WY – Gryphon Theatre
6 | Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Performing Arts Center
7 | Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Civic Center
8 | Fort Collins, CO – Lincoln Center (ALERT: NOT MANY TICKETS REMAIN)
11 | Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
12 | Hays, KS – Beach Theatre
13 | Oklahoma City, OK – Rose Hudiburg
14 | Mt Pleasant, TX – Whatley Center (Venue subscription sales available now)
15 | Lufkin, TX – Temple Theatre (Venue subscription sales available now)
18 | Tucson, AZ – Fox Theatre
19 | Anaheim, CA – The Grove of Anaheim
20 | San Luis Obispo, CA – Christopher Cohan Theatre (On-Sale 7/31)
21 | San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
22 | Modesto, CA – Gallo Center for the Arts
24 | Thousand Oaks, CA – Fred Kavil Performing Arts Center
25 | Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center
27 | Monterey, CA – Golden State Theatre
28 | Chico, CA – Paradise Performing Arts Center
29 | Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre
1 | Bellingham, WA – Mount Baker Theatre
2 | Tacoma, WA – Pantages Theatre
4 | Stateline, NV – Stateline State Room
30 | Salina, KS –Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 | Mason City, IA – North Iowa Area Community College (SOLD OUT)
2 | Branson, MO – The Mansion Theatre
16 | Henderson, KY – Preston Arts Center (Venue subscription sales available now)
13 | Conway, AR – University of Central Arkansas (Venue subscription sales available now)
8 | Manhattan, KS – McCain Auditorium (Venue subscription sales available now)
For tour dates and more information on Home Free, visit www.homefreemusic.com.
About Home Free: Since being crowned NBC’s The Sing-Off victors, Home Free has made their mark on the music scene selling more than 200,000 copies combined of their popular albums, embarking on four major national tours and amassing over 166 million YouTube views. The release of their third studio album, COUNTRY EVOLUTION, elevated the band “from auxiliary entertainment to headlining attraction” (Times Leader) and hit No. 4 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Produced by Darren Rust, the deluxe version includes five originals and nine new renditions of hit songs that showcase the band’s extraordinary talents, tight harmonies and intelligent arrangements that are uniquely their own. Home Free’s breakout debut album CRAZY LIFE (2014) hit No. 1 on iTunes Country chart and No. 4 overall. In 2016, the release of FULL OF (EVEN MORE) CHEER, an expanded version of their popular holiday album, FULL OF CHEER, debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Country Album’s chart. Founded in 2000 during collegiate years, the five-man band from Minnesota has been perfecting their live show for nearly a decade performing together for packed crowds at major festivals, fairs, colleges and theatres. Their experiences on the road helped carry them to The Sing-Off victory, build a loyal fan base and bring their homegrown Country style into the national spotlight.