Home Free and Rachel Wammack Team Up For ‘Tennessee Christmas’

All-vocal group Home Free recently teamed up with country newcomer Rachel Wammack to put their own spin on the Amy…


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December 19, 2019


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All-vocal group Home Free recently teamed up with country newcomer Rachel Wammack to put their own spin on the Amy Grant classic, “Tennessee Christmas.”

The festive collaboration came about after Home Free and Wammack opened for Reba McEntire earlier this year. When it came time to record a Christmas song, the group knew exactly which female vocalist they wanted to team up with.

“I had been following Rachel for a while, thanks to the singer/songwriter community in Nashville, and I absolutely fell in love with her voice,” high tenor Austin Brown recently explained. “Our paths finally crossed earlier this year when she opened a show for us alongside Reba McEntire, and needless to say, I couldn’t keep my inner ‘fangirl’ at bay. Thankfully, she didn’t hold that against me, and when we approached her about joining us on ‘Tennessee Christmas,’ she loved the idea… Based on the way it turned out, I think I speak for all of us when I say we couldn’t have asked for a better person to team up with on this song.”

Wammack said she didn’t have to think twice when Home Free invited her to join them on the track.

“When the guys asked me to be a part of this Christmas track, I didn’t hesitate,” she said. “I’ve always been a fan of big vocals, so it was amazing to collaborate with a group like Home Free. I hope our version of this song gets people in the holiday spirit!”

The collaborators visited a Christmas tree farm just outside of Nashville to film the music video for the song. Check it out above.

Fans can catch Home Free on their Dive Bar Christmas Tour through the end of the month.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.