A few weeks ago, country a cappella group Home Free announced that one of their founding members, Chris Rupp, would be leaving in May to pursue his solo career. In celebration of their friendship, the five talented buddies filmed what may be one of their last music videos together, and they picked the perfect song for it.
In 1990, Garth Brooks released his mega-hit song "Friends in Low Places," which tells the story of a good ole country boy who crashes a fancy party his ex-lover happens to be at. Due to the popularity of the song and Brooks' larger-than-life delivery, few artists have attempted to tackle it.
But Home Free was up for the challenge, and we'd say they excelled. Their version of "Friends in Low Places" was released on their September 2015 album Country Evolution, but they didn't release a music video for it until Sunday (April 3).
The video starts out with the five friends sitting together in a living room, while empty champagne glasses sit on the table. Once the song shifts to the chorus, the group picks up the pace and heads out to the beach, where they lounge around, swim with a stingray, and of course, enjoy a few cold drinks.
Keeping up with the island setting, the group gives their version of the song a more "beachy" feeling than the original, turning it into their own without making a complete change. As we've come to expect from Home Free, their cover also features their powerful vocals and harmonies, which will have you hitting replay over and over again.
Check out Home Free's cover of "Friends in Low Places" below.
We feel like Brooks would be quite impressed with these guys' cover of his song!
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