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.