Watch Alabama Team With Home Free During “Warmest Winter Holiday Special”

Watch Alabama Team With Home Free During “Warmest Winter Holiday Special”

Alabama teamed with a cappella group Home Free—comprised of Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Adam Rupp, Tim Foust and Adam Chance—to perform “Christmas in Dixie” during the quintet’s Warmest Winter Holiday Special.

Home Free released their new holiday album, Warmest Winter, on Nov. 6. The 12-song offering features a studio of recording of “Christmas in Dixie” with Alabama. Penned by Alabama’s Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Mark Herndon, “Christmas in Dixie” was featured on the 1982 compilation album, A Country Christmas, as well as Alabama’s 1985 holiday album, Alabama Christmas.

Warmest Winter Holiday Special, which features comedy skits, performances by Home Free and special guests Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama, Rachel Wammack and more, premieres via stream on Dec. 2.

Watch Home Free and Alabama perform “Christmas in Dixie.”

Warmest Winter Track Listing

1. “Christmas Don’t Be Late”  (Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.)
2. “Christmas in L.A.”  (Jack Stratton)
3. “Tennessee Christmas” feat. Rachel Wammack  (Amy Grant, Gary Chapman)
4. “Warmest Winter”  (Austin Brown, Emma Brooke, Steven Martinez)
5. “What Christmas Means to Me”  (Allen Story, Anna Gordy Gaye, George Gordy)
6. “Winter Song”  (Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson)
7. “Christmas in Dixie” feat. Alabama  (Randy Owen, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Mark Herndon)
8. “Snow Globe”  (Tim Foust, Keelan Donovan)
9. “Run, Run Rudolph” feat. Striking Matches  (Johnny Marks, Marvin Brodie)
10. “Christmas Ain’t for the Lonely”  (Tim Foust, Chris Chatham, Darren Rust)
11. “Cold Hard Cash”  (Austin Brown, Andrew Tufano, Annika Bennett)
12. “What We Need is Love”  (Tim Foust, Ernie Halter)

photo by Tammie Arroyo,

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter