Home Free has once again made another artist proud for a great cover of their song. This artist was no other than country singer Travis Tritt. The a cappella singing group which gained popularity with their delightful covers of songs never fails to charm their audience as well. Their version of Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to be Alive” is yet another masterpiece from the country vocal band. Their unique spin to the chart runner-up country hit will make you truly feel the greatness of being alive.
“It’s a Great Day to be Alive”
The Most Notable Version from Travis Tritt
This Darrell Scott-penned classic has been recorded by several artists, including the American country singer Jon Randall. However, its most notable version was from Travis Tritt. The Georgia-native country singer released his cover of the song in December 2000. The second single from his album Down the Road I Go, “It’s a Great Day to be Alive” gave Tritt a smash hit after it almost topped the country music chart. The song ended at No.2 while it peaked at No. 33 on the pop chart.
The feel-good tune conveys an optimistic view of life which is really soothing to the ears. If you’re living your life to the fullest, you’ll find this song very relatable. It would also appeal to those who remain hopeful in life despite the troubles they face.
Home Free’s Cover
The band’s a cappella cover has a music video which was shot in Illinois. High tenor Austin Brown leads the vocal singing and the music video as well. As usual, the harmonizing of their vocals remains seamless until the last lyric.
Apart from the positive vibe and beautiful message of the song, Home Free’s superb rendition will make you became addicted to it. What completed the breezy recording was a fantastic background. Falling leaves are seen in the video which added to the warm-and-fuzzy season feels of the song. Also, if you like animals, you’ll be amazed at the puppy having a role in the clip.
Listen to their rendition below.
“It’s a Great Day to be Alive” became a special part of the VIP setlist during the seasoned road warrior’s fan club party each night on last year’s A Country Christmas Tour. This performance inspired the group to release their own spin to the classic hit.