In 2010, the Zac Brown Band released a song that spoke straight to the hearts of country fans around the world. Called “Colder Weather,” the track was released in 2010 off of the band’s album You Get What You Give.
Lead singer Zac Brown wrote the song along with the group’s keyboardist and guitarist Coy Bowles, as well as Wyatt Durrette and Levi Lowrey. Their combined talents resulted in the emotional tune, which tells the story of a trucker who can’t go home to see the woman he loves because of bad weather. Despite the cold that surrounds him, the trucker remains hopeful that he’ll be able to see his love soon.
“Colder Weather” topped the country chart following its release and was also a crossover hit on the pop chart. Because of its popularity, the song has been covered by many others over the years. But we bet you’ve never heard a cover quite like the one we’re about to share with you.
When it came time to release their Christmas album, Full of (Even More) Cheer, country a cappella group Home Free decided to include a cover of “Colder Weather” in the tracklist. This isn’t the first time Home Free has performed “Colder Weather.” In fact, they stunned thousands with their performance of the song during the sixth episode of season four of The Sing-Off. The group won the competition the following week, and they’ve been winning us over with their cover performances ever since.
After singing “Colder Weather” for so long, Home Free told their fans on Facebook they felt it “absolutely deserved the full studio and full video treatment.” They debuted the video for “Colder Weather” on November 15, 2016 and it’s just as beautiful as you’d expect.
The video opens showing the five members huddled together near the fire. They switch up the setting in the middle of the video, where they can be seen standing outside in the middle of a country road. The simplicity of the video draws you in to the group’s vocal performance, which was spectacular as always.
Words can’t even begin to describe how stunning their harmonies sound on this track. So we’ll let you hear for yourself by watching the video below.
Although you’ll likely get chills while watching Home Free sing “Colder Weather,” their cover is sure to warm your heart as well. Yet another job well done from this undeniably talented group!
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