Home Free and Don McLean Join Forces For ‘American Pie’ Remake

PHOTOS: FORD FAIRCHILD/HOME FREE, DAVID ABBOTT/DON MCLEAN

All-vocal group Home Free and iconic American singer Don McLean recently joined forces for a new rendition of “American Pie” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the song’s original release. Now, the entertainers are teaming up to bring the collaboration to life with a new music video. 

Out now, the clip showcases the members of Home Free alongside McLean and offers up a fun visual for the song. 

“Any song which has a legitimate melody lends itself to an a cappella rendition,” McLean recently told The Tennessean of their collab. “The guys in Home Free just did their thing and did a tremendous job at it, too.”

“It starts in a way that’s just very introspective, very true to the words and to the moment ‘The Day the Music Died,’ and just how powerful that can be,” Home Free’s Austin Brown added. “But also, the hope that can come from the movement associated with an event like that… It really changed so much musically. While it was ‘The Day the Music Died,’ in a lot of ways, it was also the day that music was reborn.”

Don McLean’s hit  “American Pie” resides in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and was named by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) a top 5 song of the 20th Century. His extensive catalog of songs has been covered by popstars throughout the years and he is recognized as one of the most respected songwriters in American history.

Home Free is an all-vocal group that continues to make its mark on the country music scene. They have been recognized for top-charting music by revered magazines and famous stars alike.

Click above to watch the video for the special rendition of “American Pie.” 

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